12 November 2011 – Constellations Festival 2011, Leeds University
Leeds is better than Sheffield for music because they organise ridiculous day-long festivals (Constellations Festival) in a single labyrinthian venue (Leeds University Union) and stuff the line-up with an unbelievable number of awesome bands (Stephen Malkmus
, The Antlers
,...you get the picture) meaning you struggle to try and see everyone you want before having to catch the train home as you live in Sheffield and nobody there arranges anything anywhere near as amazing.
I met up with my bro Andy (who runs this cool blog - www.crackintheroad.com
) in Sheffield and we caught the fast train to Leeds. While chatting away about the festival some old dude overheard us talking about "Riley Smith" (the name of one of the venues at the festival) which seemed to set him off on a nostalgia trip about a 1950s dancehall in Tadcaster with the same name. We then started talking about music again and he fell asleep. …