Sat 12 Dec – Little Boots, Ellie Goulding, Wolf Gang
All though working 13hrs from 5am. and not getting there until 7.15. which meant my early entry pass was pointless. started off nervously. but soon picked up. the compare was breif and slightly pantomime, but songs from ellie, wolf and Victoria kept coming with little fidgetting (given they have all had practise). i must note that Ellie's 'starry eyed' had a hint of LB's symmatry. but it was good to hear ellie's voice live for the first time. Some of Lb's vocals were deminished by her not stopping to breathe. but everysong had great synths and acid notes played by the keyboards.
with such variable styles lifting the mood its diffecult to pin down to any other event.
Victoria would probably kick me for comparing it to the dead disco days. only if its to say it is like dead disco Verses Kylie minogues world tour with depeche mode thrown in.
It was a completely different atmosphere to seeing Little boots at heaven [london GAY] for the album tour. And at Leeds Festival
For Two Reasons:
1) Victoria was less nervous, and was streight onto the next Song seamlessly
2) This Is Leeds. And [Like At The Cockpit] Most of the crowd were 20-26 which means they would of remembered the dead disco days.
I met a few people i saw at the Gig Later that night in carpe [diem] & the George 1st kareoke bar (situated Bottom of the LGI cleridon wing - closes @6am).
And they wern't all raver/ club lovers or teeny boppers. they were quite down to earth. and well spoken, with their own opinion of the Event.
With Similer acts around which have a big teeny bopper following that do nothing but kiss the performers arse. Which i don't like..
I don't like how the Short boyish looking performer* is more famous for the vocal synths on her Tracks.. which to me reminds me of Freddie Krooger scratching his nails When it holds for 2 seconds during Bullllaaayyyyyyt Prooo_uoooof.
Anyroad. I am more of an Oldschool synth lover. That has Beat, Rythem melody, Not just a Catchy Loop.
I Know sometimes You need A Good Ear to pick out the individual Instruments When Little boots plays live (due to one or two having volume too high). But thats When you Stop Been "a Fan" and Become a sound engineer**.
The most important thing is that the Acid/Synth Keyboard set on low Freq is Bang on Time At The end of the Pads and its like an electronic orchestra.
You can see it been played. Even on the PA System at stylus^!
It takes you back to watching the you-tube videos... She Really Can Play Some Diffecult Effects. The Tenori-on May play A small Minimal Beat to keep Timing, But Those Guys Work Hard on Stage.
A Bigger Venue That had a Ceiling The Trapped the Accouctics and it would of Sounded Better.
The Cock Pit Was A better Venue. But Like How The Mass of Followers is Growing, So Is Her Performance playing live.
^Stylus is Situated in the grounds of Leeds Univercity and is mostly used as a Common Room. And is More Economical than other places on her tour.
**I Am A Part-time sound engineer,speaker Fitter! (The Irony).