Broken backs, swollen ankles, insomnia uber alles... This is what you get when you do things 10 years later than when you should! Well, we've been taught a life-lesson if you may... next year I am staying away from youngsters - especially Dansk ones ... Yuk!
To the point though: We went to Roskilde for the music, and we were much less interested in the party aspect of the whole thing. We had booked very early, so we were also disappointed with this year's line-up, quite inferior to past festivals.
Please stay with me: I did see some inspirational acts which are sadly missed in our home city... I will not mention at all the great performances of the main acts, such as Nick Cave's Grinderman, Neil Young, My Bloody Valentine, Bonnie Billy etc. This is what caught my eye, ear, muscles and soul, all at the same time:
Jay Reatard: Good old bang-your-head-at-the-wall-and-feel-great-doing-so! Unfortunately we only got at his show at the last song and missed the opportunity to record the inevitable stage dive. (no rating)
Battles: Their vibe is well deserved. They did sound a bit too intellectual for my taste to get a 5 though...
Gossip: Tremendous party energy by Beth Ditto. Don't miss them if you're near their show!