Connect was a festival full of musical awesomeness, but for me this definitely peaked on the final day. Day one saw a bit of patchy drizzle, and with it a bit of a patchy show of bands.
I began my day with Big Face
, who the programme said sounded like a fridge falling down the stairs (I'm pretty sure it was "a fridge" and not "Fridge
," which would maybe have been quite different. They started in a great bleepy fashion and I was quite into it, and then suddenly the evil spirit of Brandon Flowers showed up and it all went downhill from there. Needless to say I beat a hasty retreat after two such disappointing tracks.
I then went to collect Eleanor from the swamp of a campsite, and we headed to see CSS
. The girls looked like they were putting on the usual great show, but unfortunately the sound down the front of the main stage was a bit screwed, and after a set of muffled lyrics and absent guitars & synthesizers, I was severely terrified for the rest of the weekend.