Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Lovebox-ed Every Minute!!

So this weekend I partied and schmoozed my way around the backstage area at Lovebox festival. I was working, this meant I got an artist wristband- "hurrah!!"
The backstage area was very laid back but still had a buzzing vibe with artists hanging out, catching up, practising on their guitars etc etc. All pretty much what you expect. It was however, incredible to meet some people that you are a genuine fan of or people that are just legends in their own right. A favourite moment had to be meeting two of the guys from The New York Dolls, looking relatively casual compared to their seventies glam rock days!

Glam rockers - New York Dolls

Another iconic moment (and probably the highlight) for me was meeting Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. As you may be aware from an earlier post, I LOVE FLORENCE! She looked just as good in real life as I'd imagined. She was wearing a beautiful cream, vintage lace hat with a pretty blouse and tiny, tailored shorts. Later, for her AMAZING performance she wore a black playsuit with feather trim. The set was energetic, loud and gave enough to the crowd that no-one seemed to care that it was raining.

Florence & The Machine's amazing performance
Another happy musical memory was seeing Ladyhawke. Having missed her at Glastonbury (unintentionally) I had to make sure I saw her this time. Myself and the boy snuck off for her 50 minute set. It started off quietly but her live voice was impeccable and sounded just as it does on my Ipod. She played all her recent tracks and included Danny & Jenny (a previously unreleased track- what a treat!). They ended with a crowd pleasing performance of Delirium. There is something quite thrilling watching your favourite bands from the edge of the stage and then meeting them afterwards! Ladyhawke herself (aka Pip Brown) briefly hung out in the backstage area and was dressed in her true rock 'n' roll style; black skinny jeans, black studded boots and an oversized black and blue checked shirt.

Rock 'n' Roll style for Ladyhawke
We ended the weekend by watching Simian Mobile Disco. Having seen them a few times prior to Lovebox, I knew it was a must (even though it meant missing Groove Armada). Electrifying is the one word I will use to describe. The atmosphere, the crowd, the visuals (including lasers and lights as well as fire being shot out of the top of structures dotted around the crowd) were all electrifying!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Coco, glad you enjoyed Lovebox!
    I’m writing on behalf of MySpace – as you were at Lovebox we thought you might be interested in the Festival Annual profile on MySpace - www.myspace.com/festivalannual
    You can win festival tickets for next year, and if you upload your own photos there’s a chance they could appear in the Annual, due to be published this autumn. The Festival Annual team was also at Lovebox taking photos, so you might already be up there – check out the galleries and tag yourself if you were! Check out www.myspace.com/festivalannual



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