Well, I figure it’s about time we post our recap about the Forecastle 2010 experience. So please, enjoy our expansive digital coverage, now with pictures of the bands plus written words about those aforementioned bands! Great job!
Day 1, that’s where I started since one is where this sort of thing starts. After a little confusion of me getting into this year’s festivities (of which people were very helpful to find my credentials), I squeezed in just in time to catch the last few second of 23 String Band. That’s a lot of sting. Can’t say I got a good feel for them after about 23 seconds of seeing them. That’s right, one second for each string. So, for the 23 seconds that I was able to spend with the band, I present to you, the reader, a not-so-great picture of them. When can I see more of them? Let me know.
Oh but what did we see next?! Next was a glimpse of the wonderful trio Maiden Radio. I’ve seen these ladies a handful of times now, and they are simply great every single time. I was not able to stay for the entire set, but the few songs I did hear sounded perfect. Stay tuned for their next show, you will want to be there.
The third item on the agenda of the day for me was to go see Light Pollution. These dudes set up a short-notice gig at Zanzabar a while back, and you most likely missed it. That’s fine since it happened so quickly. However, if you missed them this time then there’s no one but yourself to blame. Our friend, THE Mr. Kenny Bloggins helped to set up the Zbar show mentioned above, and got some good coverage on them. Be sure to pay Kenny a visit at http://thedecibeltolls.com/.
I actually got to stick around the East Stage for all of Light Pollution’s set, and camped out there because I wanted to catch MillionYoung. Of all the previews I was able to do (YOU’RE WELCOME by the way), I wanted to hear more of these guys the most. Results are in… I like them. Check them out when you can, and I hope they come back round these parts. Also, just checked, and they are numeral uno on Hype Machine. This post won’t get them more hype on the machine, but I want to personally hype seeing them in person. You’ll like it.
Still running ’round, the fifth band of my historic Forecastle 2010 was Manchester Orchestra. I reminisced about the first time I saw these gentlemen. It was in Baltimore, and they got booed. A very, very, very undeserved booing. They killed it the first time I saw them, and they are still killing it. Also noteworthy, pretty much only for me, is that they named the band after the Manchester scene with things having to do with bands such as The Smiths. Well of course I like that. However, that is not the sole reason for my liking of them. Seriously, I just went to Facebook and Liked their page. Follow my lead. Do it. C’mon.
Aaaaaaaaaaand that’s all folks. Since I’m not totally into Widespread Panic, I spent the rest of my first Forecastle evening walking around and taking in some sights and sounds. The waterfront proved to be a great host for all the stages and festivities. Great layout, great setup, and I was able to note where the curry place was on day one. Great start to a great year. Great!
Stick around for more coverage as we will have tons more pictures and scribblings from days 2 and 3. Be sure to check out our Day 1 photo album on Picasa. There were over 7,000 photos take by my blurry eyes, but we filtered the good ones down to a few albums. Check ‘em out and let us know what you think. Please, no spammers.