Not being snarky- you boardies are a tough bunch! I freely admit to pretty much giving up the ghost on the whole thing today and made the call to leave, only to make it work at the last minute thanks to Zack's advice. Once inside, I was pretty relieved to find most of you had also figured out route in.
There was a lot "meh" things about the setup- long walks, and a dumbass line for the arena. But I've got to hand it to the sound engineers. This is the best sounding festival I've ever attended. It could probably be louder at almost every stage, but overall they really nailed it.
Easily the best highlight for me tonight was Slowdive. They sounded like they've never been gone. Machine Gun maybe the best song but they were all great. And thanks to TallChris and others for recommending Slint- they're truly incredible and I'm now hooked!
See you all tomorrow.
Teenage Fanclub| A Perfect Circle| A Perfect Circle| Sigur Rós| A Perfect Circle| Flaming Lips| JAMC| U2| U2| Midnight Oil| Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds| Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds| Elbow
Anyone know what happened to the Arena? I was able to pass through just to get to the other side earlier in the day until they shut it all down. That would have been an enormous help in regard to all the gridlock at night.