First of all, a short reminder that I mostly blog at www.orchideestachelig.wordpress.com, not here. I often go on mobile blogging, always on the run because of a few exciting jobs I'll tell you a bit later, and usually only have the iPad with me, and it's not very convenient for this site, the app is uncomfortable as hell. Still I x-post some things every now and then...
A few weeks ago I posted about looking for company for Astral 3
festival. I managed it via another blogging site, and after a week of
cute email chats I understood that I’ve been lucky to have run into that
guy. Smart, polite and uncommon, and who enjoys the same kinds of music
that I do.
I worked an ICTV morning shift on that day, then had to finish my
outfit, that is – didn’t sleep at all. We were a bit late, but it didn’t
change a thing – there was a HUGE line to the “Bingo” club. Of course
the security workers were rude in the best traditions of this place. My
legs were already bleeding from the roses, and guess what? I liked it.
And then it started.
“The cutest” goes to the 1st band, I Am Waiting For You Last Summer from Russia. Listening to them at the moment btw.
To be honest, it’s rare to hear such awesome performers as the 1st
ones at events. Nice surprise. They kinda set my mind to the dreamy
mood, not just with the music, but also with the way the frontman
thanked people for the warm welcome. I first thought they’re British or
something, and was like O_O when he spoke fluent Russian.
A DJ and guitarists, such a weird combination. And the behavior on
stage was more of people enjoying what they’re doing, not trying to
impress others. The visual image gave me a lightly painful injection
right in the heart – something resembled my crush on stage…but this
feeling vanished very soon, thanks God. Because they’re much better.
That table. The one covered with a white cloth. Turned out a powerful
mood-creating tool. Dead people are covered with a while sheet that
way. Not scary, not depressive. Just that way. I was too out of this
world to take a pic, and only woke up when a pack of long-haired men
came on stage.
“The most visual ones” goes to…heroes of a haircare product advertisement. I mean the Alcest band
from France. Their perfect hairstyles was probably the first thing
everyone noticed. Later I read that it was this band many people were
looking forward to seeing most of all.
These guys are a bit heavier than the others. I mean, if other bands
were mostly of something ethereal, Alcest were more from the rock side,
and I couldn’t help approving it. I intentionally did no research before
the event, and it resulted in my trying to guess what language the
frontman sings in. Once I even tought it was…Ukrainian. XD Now they’re
also on my playlist.
And then I died. ^___^
“The mindblowing ones” goes to Maybeshewill, the band I’ve had a crush on for the last few months after a friend posted their vid on my FB wall.
Holy flying paws, that’s been awesome! And then some guy jumped on
the stage hugging each of the musicians, but the nasty guardians took
him off there. In Another Life When Both Of Us Are Cats, they played
this too, and I managed to record a tiny bit of the intro part, then my
Red Paper Lanterns, I’m In Awe, Amadeus – that’s what I remember, and
the rest of my current playlist… They ended with Not For Want Of
Trying, one of my fave songs, with the powerful quote. Now I’m gonna
watch the “Network” movie.
“The drug-like ones” goes to 65daysofstatic,
the last band to perform, and the soundtrack of my vacation of 2008.
I’m sure you’ve heard their most famous song, Radio Protector.
Ihor, the guy I went with, liked them most of all calling the band
the most professional one. As for me – seeing them live made me
understand their music better. I mean, I liked them since about 2008,
but couldn’t listen as a separate playlist. Now I do, I know what mood
is inside their works, and it corresponds with the recent mindset of
And then it was time for Radio Protector. And Retreat Retreat. And
more songs whose names I will find out later as I listen to them again. I
was hellishly tired by the end of the concert, and heard the music as
if being on drugs – though can’t tell for sure since I’ve never used
drugs. A state of weird trance and lack of sleep feels nice. Unless you
are trying hard to stand on your feet. XD
For those who were curious about the last long track they played – I think it’s Tiger Girl!
That’s it, I grabbed Ihor’s hand to be able to get out of the club
after everything was over. I feel sad now. And can’t wait for another
time someone of the bands comes to Kyiv again. The effect of the event
is not just an impression. I don’t know how to explain it. And I am
aware that my words look shallow and hipster-ish.
This is my dangerous outfit of the day. Pic has been intentionally over-edited.
Imagine people’s eyes when they saw me poking the roses in the
stockings right in the street flower shop! ^^ And the sales assistant
was helping me, while an advertiser guy working nearby asked if I’m…a
rock musician. LOL))