We’re only now getting our head around the wild adventure that was the my bloody valentine-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ at Butlin’s Holiday Camp in Minehead in Somerset in England.
Right beside the sea we were and it was cold and windy and rainy – just like those old tales of British holiday camp holidays, the sleet in our faces when we sought refuge in our little chalets, refuge from too much good music and too many good people – and it was excellent.
Photography: BPF and mbv bass-player Deb Googe discuss biology and beards @ ATP by Rosalynde Roberts
mbv played three times and, yes, Kevin Shields and chums were beyond sublime. Primal Scream rocked it dirty, Gemma Hayes glowed and The Wounded Knees floated… an amazing music festival with more magnificent music sometimes missed. Ah well.
Photography: mbv adoration @ ATP by BPF
Mr BPF DJed twice before mbv and also DJed up a storm at his own packed-out ATP headline gigs at Crazy Horse and The Irish Bar. Some of the fine music he played is listed here plus there are seven dynamite shots by Dave G Kelly of BP’s controversial Candlegate here
Mega fun was had, multi merriments and social explorations – and laughter from those saved-sinner souls looking for redemption or drugs or both in Chalet #219 on Lost Highway Avenue. “Ye are not lost because you are always where you’re at” or something like that. Dawn would be bursting out all over – and we’re talking about the daybreak here, not the girl. Ah well again.