Saturday, December 29, 2007

the 28th post. local events rollercoaster.

17 December

Next on this weeks agenda was Rollercoaster, which also had a undeniably amazing line-up. Poor lift organisation on my behalf meant I only caught the later end of The Dirty Skirts last song, but more about them later. Desmond and The Tutu's, in my opinion, owned the show, with their handsome good looks and child like melodies. It's only a matter of time before you catch yourself falling asleep to their guitar riffs and choruses. Sweat X once again delivered, although sound difficulties did plague their entire set. The heavy big rock sound that had obviously been set up for preceding bands didn't favour either. Another band which stood out were Howard Roark, although they did seem to be more interested in the array of teenage girls which flocked to their attention. Typical rockstars.

So all-in-all it was a good gig/festival, but one has to point out the seemingly poor organisation and choice of bands. Although the line-up was mainly dominated by independent non-mainstream artists of the indie-rock genre, there were a few interesting additions to the composition which made very little sense to me and those i conversed with. Neither 340ml or Obita seemed the part, but maybe I am naive and close minded. One last complaint, why did one of the top acts play last? Surely it would have been more beneficial to have Sweat X earlier when people were still present and concentrating.

All that said, it was a good show and i will definately pay 100 bucks to experience it again.

local stuff to enjoy. the tutu's.
Desmond and the Tutu's - Good and Guilty
Desmond and the Tutu's - Kiss You on the Cheek

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