My day began to a good then bad start. My appartment. My friends. Two bottles of vodka smashed in my kitchen. Phone drowned in vodka leaving me feeling naked and out of touch for the rest of the day (thank god i won a new blackberry THANK YOU MY WORLD TOUR). And that was just the beginning but tally hoe and away we go with a large group of us invading Perth's public transport system to merry and pumped for the day's events.
We entered to find ourselves with "southbound" and "soundwave" bands with me being a part of the lucky few actually given a stereosonic band but we were far from deterred.
It was a slow start drifting between friends saying our hellos and me holding up a friend who enjoys to drink a bit tooo much but all was well with her being put into a creche (first aid) to be taken care of haha.
We were off to hudson mohawke courtesy of a friend as I had never heard of him before but am well glad I did he is definately a ridiculous, refined name to look out for. His mixture of r&b samples and funky electro brought out my groovy side and began the build up for the rest of my picks for the day.
I became indecisive and couldn't decide who to watch next so instead started chatting to an older man and he told me of all his festivals with AMAZING big names. It was gret fun with people usually just ignoring the oldies at festivals as either being perverts or cracked out hippies. but this was nice and he enjoyed the conversation as much as me.
The next performance I well and truely got into were the bloody beetroots at 6. the crowd was crazy and they have definately picked up masses of fans with their more well known song Warp 9.0 but the rest set off the crowd just as much. My friends and I avoided the front and all agreed their performance at Villa in july was far better but resources and were the main factor in this. But for the many where it was the first time they all agreed it was one of their favourite performances of the day.
Next I headed to Fedde Le Grande I literally dances my butt off. Either that or it was the swamps of other sweating bodies drenching me =). This crowd was definitely feel good with one guy appearing with a box of nandos chicken and began handing to the crowd. He was like jesus breaking bread to the people if I ever did see a better version!. Coincidentally a box of nandos was heard to have gone missing from the VIP tent...
Before fedded Le Grand had finished i was being dragged to the Crookers who were easily, hands down, no questions asked the BEST performance of the day! Everyone knew the lyrics everyone knew to dance, everyone knew they were on fire and so we gave them our all. The start they did well but then BAM they got oh so much better. The crowd had the best vibe and everyone was having the time of their life. It ended and we craved more but move on to a more serious dance act.. DEADMAU5.
Everyone knew them and most came to watch them and you could tell. The struggle and masses of people pushed us far back till i struggled to see the "mask" everyone was talking about. I soon gave up paying my respect but having already seen though I'd give an alternative dj a go, Darren J. An english friend of mine said he had "mad skills. fit beats" so jumped at the chance. I was disappointed as the same friend had also been about his Drum and Bass mixes and as we watched in horror all our ears could take in were his top 40 mixes with hints of electro and nothing like the Darren J I'd painted in my head. Eve my english friend who had seen him perform before was cut this was not the Darren J he'd seen perform manier times before! Maybe he was trying new thing but I got excited for d n b to polish off a great day and was left without. He was still an excellent dj with obvious still but the temptation to be main stream was evident.
All in all stereo was not my favourite but still memorable. I expected this because of the line up beforehand even with excellently placed performances meaning i got to see everything I wanted. Can't wait for more soon!