Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The awesomeness that just won't stop.

It's now almost been a month since I flew to the UK, and still I haven't been able to find the time to write about the radness went down on that side of the planet. Why is this? Because I've just been swamped, frantically preparing some radness of my own...
This evening I arrived home from remote farm in the north of the country. It's the home of the Oppikoppi festival, an event where, just last night I was lucky enough to have played with Kidofdoom.

It was the second consecutive time we've played Oppikoppi. Our performance last year was fantastic for me, definitely one of my favourite moments of been alive... ever. Our performance this year was even better for me. This is largely because we just wanted to have an effect on people with the light show weren't trying to convey any kind of narrative. This meant I didn't have to bug too much about missing any cues, or doing anything wrong really - I could just rock out.

But the deciding factor why last night's set was an improvement on last year's was the crowd. They were awesome - so energetic and so responsive, it was just amazing been able to put on a show for an army of doomers like them.

Overall the festival was fantastic. While the line-up obviously didn't hold a candle to the calibre of acts I saw at T in the Park last month, Oppikoppi's general atmosphere was far, far superior. All I can say is that African kids are just awesome.

But yeah, I will still write about T. And once I've got that out the way I will write about the stellar 4 days of my life called Oppikoppi 15: Smoorverlief.
For now I need to get back to work on VAMPIRE 9000!!!

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