Blur@Sziget 2013

There’s that moment when, as a kid, you’re standing in the dusty little station of a dusty little town, and a magnificent high speed train comes rumbling through. You hardly see it, hardly hear it, you just go woow, it’s that beautiful. So that was Blur. With their having played at Sziget, it can be…

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds@Sziget 2013

You immediately recognize an old Sziget fiend when they start telling you an elaborate horror story about how some really big name really sucked on the Main Stage. All of this happened several years back, in the era when you were a mere hatchling. ┬áThe two classic Gothic tales are David Bowie and Oasis, but…

Franz Ferdinand@Sziget 2013

Day Five drew the biggest crowd-whether they came for David Guetta or the laser show, it’s beyond the point, they came for the wrong reasons that’s for sure. Now, most likely, Franz Ferdinand would not necessarily be headliners at a British festival, but I’m sure they’d rather be the “opening act” for someone like Kraftwerk….

Enter Shikari@Sziget 2013

Day Four was the cold day of Sziget, that is, temperatures plummeted into the high twenties. Ideally for Enter Shikari (no, there will be no lame jokes about them being Brits and unaccustomed to this weather), as on the previous days the four o’clock spot was blighted by a massive desertion of the sunny areas-people…

Editors @ Sziget 2013

Also know as ‘The Secret Life of Tom Smith’s Hand’, the gig created some confusion around the Main Stage, partly due to the billowing clouds of coloured dust still floating around, partly due to the fact that the rather nondescript Fratellis were crammed into the schedule right before the Editors, creating a slot change that…

Sziget 2013 Diary: Day Three

  Mystery Jets   The Muppets are back   Mystery Jets     Mystery Jets     !!!       Beach ball party     Little Boots   Little Boots   Tough we have two more days to go, I’ll risk it: this was the best concert of Sziget 2013 and an all time…