REVIEW: Splendour in the Grass, Day 3
Posted on August 8, 2012 by 6foot9
Sunday pops its chirpy head up and between the 3 strong crew we have accumulated in the Pillton, we can’t fault the weather – it’s a perfect morning. So great in fact we celebrate with a cafe brekky and quality coffee from Bayleaf in town. The usual chat follows, “I actually feel pretty fresh“, “I’m a little too fresh,” “I actually slept ok last night“, “Where’s my phone?“.
Making the final trek through the gates we head straight to the MixUp tent for the end of Beni’s set and the start of French producer-turned-band Yuksek. They definitely added some mid-afternoon punch to the day with their electro fused beats. I was hanging out for their classic track ‘Sorry’, instead I was treated to newer tracks On A Train, The Edge and Off The Wall. Extraball tore the preverbal roof off as well sending the crowd (myself included) into a smile fuelled disco tear-up.
PRIMO! celebrity reviewer Tim Piper caught Azealia Banks in her printed jeans and white blouse. All I heard for the rest of the day was how good she was, how mental 212 was and how much I blew it. All I heard from everyone else was how short the set was and what a cop out she is. I think Tim was trying to make me jealous, I guess I’ll never really know.
Now this where things get a little hazy. The allure of the Jager tent was too much for me, so I ventured in, got stuck in a time warp and missed The Smashing Pumpkins. There I said it. Piers (celebrity reviewer number 2) caught the whole set and unlike Tim, I actually believe him when he tells me, “you blew it mate“. With an encore of ‘Tonight Tonight’ and ’1979′ I didn’t even need to ask how the rest of the set was. The Pumpkins are they type of band that keep people coming back to Splendour each year because they create and instil memorable experiences in unique places – as long as bands like The Smashing Pumpkins keep playing at Splendour, people will keep going, even if they don’t actually see them.
So there we have it, 3 days of fun, sun, mud, hail, music, teepees, laughs, smiles, latte’s, beers, chicken burgers and more mud. Until next year. Xoxo