|The Snail creeping it's way through the festival|
Blur, The Stone Roses, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jurassic 5, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, Bassnectar, Dog Blood, How to Destroy Angels, Passion Pit, Tegan and Sara, Band of Horses, Beach House, Metric, Phoenix, The XX, The Postal Service, Sigur Ros, New Order, Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear, Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Franz Ferdinand, Two Door Cinema Club, Moby, The Decendants, Yeasayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Social Distortion, Wu Tang Clan, Pretty Lights, Eric Prydz, Tame Impala, The Lumineers, Dead Can Dance, La Roux,
|The silhouette of The Shouting Matches in front of a beautiful backdrop|
As I listened, I noticed a guy sitting crosslegged in the grass and hopelessly scratching away at his copy of the festival lineup and trying to plan his day. There is an inherent flaw in trying to bring order to your day at these things, believe me I've tried. The fact is that maybe you see the band you want, maybe you don't, maybe you get there and get there and can't see shit, maybe you get distracted along the way. It's better to live in the moment and keep your plans loose. The only planning that I did was to find two or three bands per day that I really wanted to see and let everything else just happen.
|The Palma Violets|
|"Chilli" Jesson takes the plunge into the crowd|
|Nick Cave of Grinderman|
|How To Destroy Angels|
|How To Destroy Angels|
|Fire up the Tesla coils!|
The heat, the dust, the mosh pit all got to be a bit much for me and I had to retreat to a shady spot to listen to the next band, The Violent Femmes, from a distance, which was a terrible disappointment to me because I was really looking forward to seeing them.
From there I went over to the Mojave Tent and watched the EDM act, Simian Mobile Disco. Which, while not the most entertaining performance, I did like their sound. But more importantly I went to that show so that I could get a choice spot to see headliner, Franz Ferdinand, from.
|Wu Tang Clan|
1) Breezeblocks Alt-J
2) Float On Modest Mouse
3) Micky Mouse and the Goodbye Man Grinderman
4) Welcome Oblivion How to Destroy Angels
5) Becoming Insane Infected Mushroom
6) Wu Tang Ain't Nuthin to Fuck With Wu Tang Clan
8) Save Yourself The Make-Up
9) Best of Friends Palma Violets
10) Fields of Athenry Dropkick Murphys
11) Lightning Bolt Jake Bugg
12) Nobody Told Me Vintage Trouble
13) Elephant Tame Impala
14) No You Girls Franz Ferdinand
15) There's No Other Way Blur
16) Start Choppin Dinosaur Jr.
17) Timeless The Airborne Toxic Event
18) Happy (feat. Derek Martin) c2c
19) End of the World Deap Valley
20) Red Right Hand Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds