Well, luckily, most people have posted their report (including the tracklist, which I'm crap at remembering), so I'll keep this (fairly) brief.
It was great to see so many 808'ers at the gig - Steve C, Rodders, Pete & Carlos, JD, Danny, Markus, John Ancodia, Neil Tartan Army and Ian - apologies if I've forgotten anybody, but my memory's crap!
Anyway, Travel Inn was okay, but bar was a bit small, but it did have a TV so that we could watch the (admittedly awful) England match!
Onto the gig. The festival was split into a number of tents, each hosting different dj's and acts.
I saw the K-Klass dj-set, a bit of X-Press 2 in the Space tent, a bit of Corvin Dalek, Sister Bliss, and Danii Minogue (goddamn awful - how anybody could like her music, I don't know)!
808 were nestled between a Tall Paul DJ set and DJ Tiesto, so the young crowd there weren't really the type of crowd who would fully enjoy the 808 live experience!
Anyway, the set (as previously mentioned by both Pete & Ian) comprised new versions (in recent gig terms - i.e. Brixton/Dundee) of old classics (Cobra Bora, Donkey Doctor - announced as 'Techno City' by Darren, Pacific, In Yer Face, Cubik), together with some live favourites (Doctors & Nurses, Quincy and Long Orange), and a couple of new tracks from 'Output Transmissions' (Boogie Man & Wheat Straw).
The new versions of old tracks injected life back into the favourites (essentially bringing the classic aspects of those tracks - e.g. some more sax and oodles of bird song into Pacific, a beefed up version of Cubik - longer and updated, and In Yer Face - everyone went wild with the 'There are new forces...' intro).
The new songs I'm not familiar with (obviously) at the moment, but the beats, Graham's guitar, and Mikey's superb manic drumming, mean that there's something to look forward to when the album finally sees the light of day.
A really exhausting hour, which I was frantically 'dancing' (if you can call wailing arms wildly about, and jigging away like mad on the spot, dancing...), although not as mad as Eric!
The Colours crowd and 808? They looked as though they preferred Tall Paul and DJ Tiesto to 808, but hey, maybe there are some newly converts out there... Pacifc/In Yer Face and Cubik certainly got the crowd alive, especially Cubik which a lot were continually shouting for.
Hopefully 808 will tour with the release of the new album - hopefully somewhere closer to home this time?
BTW, JD, Danny wants a copy of the photos that were taken (thought I'd mention that whilst I can still remember)!
Drink prices crap, queues crap, but superb 808 gig!
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