Wednesday, February 22, 2012

St Jerome's Laneway festival

Sunday was crowds madness..the entry queue never seem to end (all the way to the ballet academy!!) so sent J to get the xkcd comic i bought heh. And once we got in (and they never checked our bag for food nor the 3litre water bag that is our survival...)..Moved thrice.. all to avoid the sun and the standing crowd (can everyone please sit down so we can sit down and actually see something!!).. central grass patch to secret corner under the trees to eventually in front of the prive booth, on the steps..

Okay enough complaints about the people. or the weather. Armoured with raybans, brollie (the impossibly big one J was holding...), and of cos the 3litre water bag (the beer queue was just insane)...we were well prepared. Plus seats in front of the food booth...and behind the (insanely crowded) drinks booth...what more can we ask for?

but great music, of cos.

Mixture of the good and the bad, with a booming surprisingly good sound system. We liked Girls (who started with an emotional rendition of And I will always love you.. and they are not girls!!) Laura Marling (folksy), Feist (++..great performer) and M 83. Too bad we missed Cults..came in just in time for Yuck. Though Chairlift was reviewed to be disappointing in Life, I liked Bruises lots...heard it from such a long time ago. Horror's Still Life had a really awesome sound on youtube, but as one of the three closing acts, was overshadowed by Feist and M83.

Did I say we sat right in front of Prive's booth?? the smallish unfilling Turkey/cheese wrap and Sundried tomatoes spinach salad.

Walked all the way to the exit end to check out the other food stall which turned out to be a repeat Shiraz stall that was next to Prive...

We had BBQ chips x 4 portions (bloody hell, $2.50 each, and tasted like NTUC chilli chips...)

Though Shiraz's chicken kebab sandwich was quite filling...and almost had seconds cos they didnt keep the coupons...messy messy (even the sandwich itself was messy...)

Nightfall came, and the laser show from MBS as the back drop and the moon too..gorgeous...

Isnt the double stage an ingenious idea?

Watching M83 was like watching trance being produced live...AMAZING closing act..

And thank goodness for single yellow lines...hehe..makes exit easy!

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