laneway festival 2013:
i wore a shirt hayden lent me (which is now illicitly mine until i return either the gesture or the shirt) which had no relevance to the festival in question but i like the feeling it gives me when i wear it.
was without a mental stability, without a safety net. for a set of several hours, i clung to chris.
i missed seeing japandroids but was enveloped by chris during the of monsters and men set, trapped in the crowd during the alt-j set and watched a young man fall from the nearby tree. the band stopped their set temporarily while security sorted out the mishaps (i later heard he got kicked out of the festival following that incident), and “tessellate” sent my knees into a dance, a fifties sort of swing, possible with the amount of momentum i could generate under the influence, within the small space i was in. no matter the song, i made him sway with me, i couldn’t contain my movement.
cloud nothings (i saw them two days later again with george @ ding dong lounge) were fantastic. admittedly, the open space and the daylight might not have been ideal for creating a good ambiance.
i ran into three people from work - every time it happened, on those three separate occasions, i hoped my dilated pupils and inebriated flush on my cheeks implied I contained excitement, i stole photographs with them all and then dashed off before any impression could be confirmed.
flume disappointed, his fans are his ultimate detractors. this was the second time i saw him, people go mad for him, and though i enjoy his music, i don’t see the mass appeal. he pushes buttons and had a wicked time making people dance, but it sure doesn’t make him some music messiah.
i went to 5-6 festivals over the summer of 2012-2013 and this one was the best of them all