Right, this is no more than a started – I’m tired and about to go to bed, but thought I’d start the ball rolling. Basically the Godspeed ATP was fun, as ATP always is, but lacked fun in a way that was a bit disappointing. Almost all of the acts were very po-faced (barring the excruciating ‘Children’s Entertainer’ Al Yankovic), and nobody really played with the crowd, which was a shame.
I’m not really moaning though, there were some very good performances – Bardo Pond, Godspeed themselves, Land of Kush, Tindersticks, Scout Niblett and others whom I’m sure we’ll write of later. There were some incredibly pretentious features on the bill too, mostly in the Crazy Horse venue, but I guess that was predictable.
As Robert Plant wisely asked, “does anybody remember laughter?”. Wise words Robert, wise words…