Oxegen 09 - The Maccabees
Hot Press New Bands Stage, Sunday 13th July, 6.00pm
Describe in a Tweet: Bouncing with The Maccabees.
What happened: Feeling warm and dry I found myself in a bouncying Hot Press tent watching The Maccabees. Hearing the lyrics "dear friend of mine" (from 'No Kind Words') as I enter the tent immedately made me feel welcome.
Although they did suffer some technical issues, this went unnoticed to the crowd as the band showed how tight a group they are. Playing songs like 'X-Ray' and 'Can You Give It'. With in 5 minutes I found myself jumping and sing as loud as I could.
The crowd showed their own vocal skill to tackle Orlando's range and we sang Happy Birthday to William The Maccabee stage hand, though I felt sorry for the guy as he was held by the band on stage.
Ending with 'Love you Better' I left the tent feeling uplifted happy and looking for a dance partner that would cut some new shapes with me. Till then I bouncy on as a one man dance machine.
This is a high: Not being surrounding by the archetypal Oxegen punters, just music fans.
This is a low: The walk back through said archetypes.
Oxegen rating: 8/10