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They were pretty dull too so you didn't miss much...
Ha, who am I kidding. They were superb!
I wasn't feeling the Robert Plant thing at all!! I lasted about 5 songs then drifted off n saw the DJ (the name escapes me) in the Big Red Tent. Normally I would have been feeling that, but I was soooooooo knackered having not slept Saturday night even a single wink that eventually I had to admit defeat and head back to camp! I was soooooo gutted because I REALLY wanted to see Boubacar Traore, but I just couldn't stand up any longer!! Mental note for next year . . . PACE yourself!! xxx
Would you normally have been feeling Robert Plant's thing?
No. But I thought I'd give it a go what with the exciting collaboration and all . . . and yes FredFish . . . I'm ignoring your naughty connotations!! xxx
half the people can be right part of the time
some people can be right part of the time
but you can't please all of the people all of the time
As far as I am concerned he put on as good a performance as the first time I saw him in 1969, can't say that about most other ageing rock stars
and what a superb end to this years festival
I think the size of the crowd and the number of people trying to push their way to the front testifies to their popularity, but possibly also to the number of day-trippers involved.......chilled it was not!
I can see why Womad booked RP for their 30th Anniversary. In fact all the headliners had significance to Womad's history. IMHO, he's still a flippin' fine singer. I think he's let down by indulging Justin Adams who seems to think that churning out tired Bo Diddley riffs is all that's necessary to create great music. Hearing Black Dog without the killer Jimmy Page riff was like eating fish n' chips without salt and vinegar!
For future Womads, I'd like to see some of the bands who've been really succesful lower down the bill come back as headliners. Top of my list would be Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars who, I think, are the finest band to have come out of Africa in the last decade or more.
I also don't get what Justin Adams has to offer but I disagree about Black Dog, I thought that it grooved along very nicely indeed.
Then again I NEVER add salt OR vinegar to my fish and chips!
Therein lies the problem
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