Monday 19 July 2004

Guilfest 2004

We went to the Guilford Music Festival last Saturday. Kids got to see Rolf Harris (aka Mr Animal Hospital) and hang around the Kids Area which was littered with circus things to play with. It's a pretty big festival and somewhat overwhelming for the kids. R* was keen to shop for trinklets at all the stalls.

Around 7pm we settled ourselves in front of the main stage. Generally concerts don't work well for Jenny and the kids as they're too short but we found a good spot where the kids could climb on a fence. We saw Rickie Lee Jones who did an excellent cover of a slow tempo Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan is one of my favourite bands ever). I really like her when she sings jazz (eg Pop Pop, 1991) but not usually keen on her rock/pop stuff. After her came Katie Melua who I had never heard of but she has a great voice and talented backup band. Definitely have to pick up her debut CD "Call Off The Search".

Finally, Simple Minds came on stage and we watched for a while but it was getting late. We stayed to hear one of their big hits (Don't You Forget About Me) and then left. Nice 80's flashback.

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