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!!! ramp up the volume - Power is restored

Just got back from an incredibly frenetic show by !!! - the US dance-punk outfit were incredible. Singer Nic Offer fuelled with helium sneakily passed onstage by CSS' Lovefoxxx who was still waiting in the wings having just played another technicolor show, welcomed the baying crowd squeaky high - and the show was on!

Power to the site was rectified shortly after the last post, but apologies for the delay in getting back to the laptop - simply had to go get infected with the hi-energy brand of !!!'s dance with loud guitars.

The stage was filled with at least nine members of the Sacramento band - with at least three drummers on the go at any one time - and the rhythm was certainly infectious.

Abusing/utilising my pass for the first time this weekend, I watched from the side of the stage, and the crowd in and out of the tent stretched far into the horizon, all with their arms in the air.

Offer introduced "Shit Scheisse Merde Pt 1" in his newly learnt Spanish, but the crowd didnt really understand, and went very quiet for the only time during the band's stage roaming.

Rapping, singing, shouty vocals, it was all covered and more.

I've woken up now, and raring to go, The B-52s are onstage now - hope they play the lobster song!

I'll file my round-up of this evening's bands a wee while later - highlights so far include Camera Obscura's Tracey Ann guesting with Peter, Bjorn And John, and Os Mutantes brought their psychedelic latin-beats rock to the festival - feel privileged to have seen them as it was one of their rare appearances in Europe. I'll tell you all about it later.

Anyhoo - B-52s are calling my name.


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