Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Latitude Festival. Day Three.

Slept like a log. In hindsight, we shouldn't have camped so close to the toilets...

11.00 Poetry Arena: Luke Wright. We watched Luke while waiting for the rain to clear and sadly, it was the only time I saw him during the festival.
11.20 Joe Dunthorne. He taught the audience how to write poems. The first step is "notice birds". Hee!
12.10 Literary Arena: Robin Ince's Book Club; Pointless Anger & Righteous Ire with Kevin Eldon, Josie Long and Dr. Ben Goldacre. Goldacre talked about the twitter incident with Gillian McKeith - BRILLIANT.
13.15 Cabaret Arena: The Al Pitcher Picture Show. Really enjoyable; Al Pitcher is good at audience banter.
14.15 Dusty Limits. Good voice.
14.30 Cardinal Burns. I don't think their Turkish taxi driver sketch will ever stop being funny.
15.30 Fancy Chance and Des O'Conner.
15.45 Frisky & Mannish. They packed the tent out. A good follow-up show, but not as good as their first in my opinion.
16.25 Comedy Arena: Mickey Flanagan.
17.40 Literary Tent: Jeremy Hardy - My Family and Other Strangers.
18.00 Caberet Arena: Fergus Craig. I like him. I like him a lot.
18.15 Idiots of Ants.
19.15 The Midnight Beast. Teenage YouTube sensation; there was almost a stampede (/exaggeration).
19.40 Ward and White's Karaoke Circus with Ben Miller, David Cross, Josie Long, Kevin Eldon, Robin Ince, Phill Jupitus and a very brief appearance by Rufus Hound. My friend Maddie sang 'Life on Mars' - awesome.
21.00 Oblisk Arena: Belle & Sebastian. A very long set. Good stuff.
00.00 The Waterfront Stage: Daniel Kitson and Gavin Osborn's Stories for the Starlit Sky. More of the lovely.
01.00 Literary Arena: Robin Ince's Book Club; The Terrifying Killer Horror Musical. Neil Edmond did some great miming while Robin Ince read from his killer crab books. The usual suspects helped with the addition of Amy Butterworth.

A thought.

The image of Jim Bob watching The Midnight Beast while eating a Flake 99 will never cease to make me smile.

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