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Offline GJ

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Re: Rebellion 2015
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2015, 11:31:56 PM »
not quite as good as last year, but a great weekend as usual- got off to a great start by meeting up with Alan, Chris and Peter in the Pump and Truncheon and were joined by some other nice people from Dusseldorf. Best band at the festival - TV & The Bored Teenagers-TV told me he only met the drummer for the first time that afternoon, but the guy was brilliant both nights. Other best bands- Johnny Moped, Anti-Flag (song selection could have been better),Dirt Box Disco (they pulled a huge crowd in the ballroom), 999, Talisman (proper reggae at last and they were really good), Resistance 77 (never seen or heard them before and was very impressed) Chelsea (apart from October losing his temper needlessly with the sound guy. Apparently he was furious on finding Chelsea had been moved into the Pavillion), Victims Of Circumstance, Creepshow and The Avengers. Wish I'd seen more of The Mahones, they sounded really good. Misfits and Gimpfist pretty good too. I walked out of a few- Boomtown Rats- stayed for 4 songs then went to watch The Polyesters at The Blue Room. Wayne Barrett- him and another guy playing acoustic versions of SATD songs. Gang of 4- left after 1 awful song and went to watch Sham and also left after 1 song. The Sweet- they have some great songs but they shouldn't be played by buffoons wearing comedy wigs. Sadly The Sweet got the biggest crowd I saw all weekend. Hardskin- only heard one of their songs before and got the impression they were a 2nd rate oi band. My opinion hasn't changed- can't figure out why they're so popular. The other highlight was the curries we enjoyed in the Akash. I finished the festival watching the 3 Johns before bidding farewell to Alan. Then I popped into The Blue Room (who put bands on free each night) to watch a local band. They were the uncoolest looking band you'll ever see but were very good. Sadly the punks from the festival were more into singing along with exploited and Cock Sparrer records when the disco was on.

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Re: Rebellion 2015
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2015, 04:17:49 PM »
Review here from a 'light-weight' who didn't see too many bands but at least enjoyed TV Smith & the Bored teenagers(!): http://louderthanwar.com/rebellion-festival-2015-blackpool-winter-gardens-live-review/

It was a great festival although as Gareth said there have been some better years...

For me Thursday started off badly with Peter's flight being delayed, actually it was worse for him come to think about it!) Anyways soon lapped up my first band of the 9 full sets that I saw; best of the bunch were TV & the Bored Teenagers with a really hard and fast Adverts set, the Evil Blizzard as creepy as ever, the Talks who were great fun and Ted Dibiase & the Million Dollar Punk Band who just entertained. Amazed I saw so many sets as the afternoon in involved a few drinks...I blame Chris and Gareth. Anti Flag were also good, but a little disappointing; why do the American bands want to organise the audience so much?! Circle Pit! One Finger Salutes! Clapping along, oh and several more circle pits....

Friday I relaxed and just saw 6 full sets; the best being TV & the Bored teenagers again but this time with post-Adverts stuff; Johnny Moped, who shouldn't be good but somehow is; Dirtbox Disco and the Damned... Again a mad 6 pints before 3.00pm almost stopped me - I blame Gareth, I think Chris may have been innocent this time(?) but heroically I kept going!

Saturday back up to 8 full sets with the highlights the Adicts with the great use of glitter and beach balls; the Chords who I had never seen live before and the wonderful Astronauts and the low points being the Boomtown soddin' Rats who were poor even before Geldoff insulted everyone, and Hugh Cornwall who was simply disappointing probably due to being on the wrong stage. Saturday's afternoon drinking continued this time Peter's fault, although he drunk no alcohol... so bad I actually momentarily fell asleep during Guitar Gangsters before shaking myself back to life!

Sunday decided to take it easy and just had 5 pints before 3.00pm, this time with my sister and her family, so Gareth was blameless. Saw 7 full sets as well as the usual bits and pieces of other sets, and for the last day the best bits were... surprise surprise TV solo, or at least partly solo. Leigh joined him and the Adverts run through at the end was spell-blinding, just amazing how TV can keep these songs so fresh even for someone like me who has heard them live ahem a few times...; also Snuff were excellent (Peter, who had been sceptical was also impressed); Electric River, a new band to me, were stunning and I think could be big in the future with their Nirvana meets the Big Country rock (I stole that from Gareth as I think it sums them up pretty well although they are better than that sounds!); Imperial Leisure with their impressively athletic singer - think Neville Staples back in the day but on steroids; and the 3 Johns who looked like 3 dodgy college lecturers but who still delivered. By contrast I found Sweet disappointing.

So a great weekend, and as well as the bands it was good to see everyone again! And a weekend from which I am just about recovered now. Oh, and as you can tell, a particularly fine weekend for TV I would say!

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Re: Rebellion 2015
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2015, 05:10:31 PM »
Many thanks for both your report (your poor liver has my sympathies!) and for having the class not to mention your Mansfield link!

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Re: Rebellion 2015
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2015, 09:25:46 PM »
Shit review from Louder Than War but thanks for the link Alan. Another John Robb brown-noser who knows fuck all about punk sent to review a punk festival!

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Re: Rebellion 2015
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2015, 04:00:26 PM »
Hey,
nice reports - Alan and Gareth!

Here are some of my videos:

https://www.youtube.com/user/VinylSocialist/videos

and here is my review:

http://konzerttagebuch.blogspot.com

There is a "Translate-Buttom"

by the way: I tried some voodoo-thing... so I forced Alan to drink a lot of pints ...I am really BAD :-)
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Re: Rebellion 2015
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2015, 10:10:25 PM »
Great to meet up again with Alan, Gareth and Peter- and of course TV ! only the Thursday and Friday for me this year but the highlight was TV and the Bored Teenagers playing a "Not The Adverts " set, simply brilliant set of TV`s solo stuff done with a band- Expensive being Poor, Only one Flavour, Good Times are back etc etc. Other highlights for me were Anti-Flag, Dirtbox Disco and the Brilliant Louise Distras (Accoustic set). Having seen some footage of Boomtown Rats and Geldof`s opening rant I would have walked out after the first song- what a prick !
Oh, and the Akash deserves a mention, great shout that one Gareth although I doubt my guts could have taken a 3rd Chicken Madras !!

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Re: Rebellion 2015
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2015, 09:20:18 PM »
With a little help from Peter here's a rather late video from the Bored Teenagers second set at Rebellion - It's Expensive Being Poor... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nhoGaC-Opo&feature=youtu.be

and I Delete... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMd4BrIsWFg
« Last Edit: September 17, 2015, 11:20:20 PM by Alan »