Re: Firefest Day 1
Posted by: jamesrock ()
Date: October 20, 2013 12:53AM

My Review:

Friday my only day this year as other too days too random / nostalgic for me.
The Sound - agree - guitars way too low in the mix - needs sorting for next two days. Wasn't sure Jeff's vocals were high enough either during WET's set.

The Magificent - simply stunning. Great example of euro rock. Would rather watch these any day than random stuff from way back when, buts that just my taste. We rocked out big style with some energetic Swedes right in middle centre crowd as everyone around us just nodded their head and took photos. C'mon guys - this was a rock gig!!!

Eden's Curse - never a massive fan and bailed after 2 songs as didn't like the new singers voice.

Work Of Art - didn't quite match last year this time. 2 new songs slowed momentum down even though sounded really good. Great band though.

WET - my highlight of day. Would have loved them to headline and do a longer set. 'Still Unbroken' simply stunning. Was still disappointed by lack of jumping in crowd. Very static crowd for me although noisy enough after each song.

Dare - longtime fan since first album. Even had my one and only backstage blag back in Nottingham at the Poly on the Blood from Stone tour. And they opened with two Blood songs!!!!!! WE DONT NEED A REASON!!!!!! First time in 20+ years!!! Song of day. Also provided the moment of the day during The Raindance when Darren walked over to Vinny & gave him a big kiss on the head. 25 years of friendship, fallings out, life experiences etc all summed up for me in one matey gesture. Brilliant.
And yes, Darren did mess up the lyrics to Abandon. D'oh.

Harem Scarem - great band and clearer sound. Pete is clearly a great guitar player but I think he'd rather be playing 'Karma Clensing' than 'Slowly Slipping Away'. Their sound was much clearer than the others and classics were played. Harry was much more chatty & animated than when they played Firefest before and he went for some really hard notes and screams. I have a slight issue with some of his comments and asides as again, just like with Pete, I think he is uncomfortable with the rock star thing and the genre in general and was poking fun a bit because of that.

Top day though, as always.



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