Act 2 - Day 1 of Super Bock Super Rock 2007

Posted on July 4, 2007

I managed to attend day one (or should I say evening one?) of the festival, as planned, and the recap is pretty simple:

  • The Gift is not all that good on a festival such as this, they’re definitely more of a small-venue kind of band. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t all that good either and I think the choice of songs and arrangements wasn’t particularly fitting for this context;

  • Klaxons is OK, not exactly my cup of tea, but I’ll keep an eye out for them in the future;

  • Magic Numbers is bad, mkay?

  • Bloc Party is ok-ish… Again not my cup of tea, but they do put on a good show and play really well;

  • Arcade Fire live is something that has to be experienced to be completely understood. This was probably the best rock live show I’ve seen in a good while (although yes, I’ve been attending other kinds of shows lately) ;-). I really liked that band before, but after last night’s performance I’m a total convert to their cause. Absolutely brilliant show!

If I were to go to the festival this evening I’d go in just to see the Jesus and Mary Chain and probably stay to check out the LCD Soundsystem’s show, but I’m not betting on it happening.