It's arguable whether many of the better known bands were saved for the Saturday but this was the biggest day in terms of the number of gigs and no doubt crowds, and crowd-wise I got to see everything that I wanted to see, excepting the many clashes of course.
One victim of a clash was The Zombies, the full band at Horatios at the end Brighton Pier, but with the Zombies acoustic set in the tiny Black Lion only the day before, perhaps the impact of that intimate gig would have been diluted. It was see them or see Slaves and Shamir and I am always one for something new.
The day kicked off early at 11.30am in The Green Door Store with an understated husband and wife duo from Winnipeg in the great plains of Canada.
|Leaf Rapids at The Green Door Store,|
|Fever Dream play The Black Lion, Brighton|
|Ady Suleiman plays the Dome Studio Theatre, Brighton|
|Bad // Dreems play Concorde 2 Brighton|
|Bad // Dreems and one of those annoying phones!|
There followed a quick beach break to devour our burgers from the Australian Beach BBQ. Well, it was not exactly on the beach, nor was is a BBQ burger - just a typical fried burger off the back of a van. And we had to pay for them too, unlike the Canadian BBQ for the Leaf Rapids and other gigs at The Green Door Store which was off a proper BBQ grill AND was free. Good old Canada, lived there for 2 years and they do know how to look after their musicians and music fans!
|Tkay Maizda, from Australia, plays Concorde 2 Brighton|
|Delta Rae play Horatios Bar on Brighton Pier|
|Bad Breeding at the Corn Exchange, Brighton|
|Girl Band - boys from Ireland - at the Corn Exchange, Brighton|
|Slaves enjoying a little crowdsurfing|
A quick exit took us to our next venue, another new one for me, The Haunt. When we arrived, Heat was on stage, again we just managed to get in and for the rest of the evening the venue was full.
|A photo from the back, Heat at The Haunt|
|Now a lot closer - a wide angle shot of Shamir|
We resisted the temptation to stay for Gengahr and drifted North towards the station where my friend needed to get a train. We popped briefly into the Brighthelm Centre for a song or two from the Scottish band Admiral Fallow.