In Newcastle, I got a message from Kajsa, who was already at Indietracks, saying how happy she was to see Jyoti Mishra again. That's exactly how I felt one day later when I saw him, too. He's one of the funniest, most passionate persons I know.
Kajsa herself was also one of the persons I had been longing most to see. All in all, Indietracks was a long parade of older and newer acquaintancies, as well as faces you knew you'd seen somewhere before.
Things had changed since we first played at the festival two years ago. First and foremost, it had grown massively. I also felt that the atmosphere was a bit less strictly twee than before. The jumping castle was gone. You could even spot normal people. It's not often I say things like this, but the festival area was simply a fantastic place to be on that Saturday night.
I thought our own gig went really well, which may have made my own experience of the night slightly more jubilant. At least we had a very good audience, of which large parts didn't betray us even for Camera Obscura, who started playing on the outside stage 20 minutes into our set.
I must say, the dead, grilled pig outside the indoor shed venue, was a mistake, though. Whose idea was that? I don't agree with people who say something like ”well it's good to see what you're eating”, because for me it was simply a display of atrocity, and I would never eat anything from it.
A fantastic evening, and Iiris and I even did some late-night recording back at Jyoti's place. Next morning, we woke up and drove back to Glasgow.
written by Mattias
Aww, you big softie! It was lovely to see you, too. I shall email you the two tracks you did at mine in a bit. I think they sound great. Iiris likes hers! :-)
Cats ruled Indietracks - you got the best response of the weekend, I reckon.
posted by Jyoti