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  • JacksonP,

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    The Adults.

    Would have liked to have Shihad there, as many have said, but it was good to see these kiwi icons on stage at the last BDO.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Great shots. Thank you.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15762 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    I should have taken more pictures. But I was having a good time.

    Here's the Six60 crowd leaving the new un-tented Boiler Room.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    The Adults.

    Would have liked to have Shihad there, as many have said, but it was good to see these kiwi icons on stage at the last BDO.

    I thought their closing song, 'Please Wake Up' was really brilliant. Julia Deans brought a real intensity to it. Also -- awesome red dress. She does have the best frocks.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

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    More skaters. This to give a sense of the height they got above the ramp.

    ‘Please Wake Up’ was really brilliant. Julia Deans brought a real intensity to it.

    Damn, that's one of my favourites, and I wandered off.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    A little bit of Royksopp, who were a lot more of a party act than I expected:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

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    Pilfered from the Facebook page of Fletch and Vaughan, who caption it as:
    “BDO 2007 at 1pm vs 2012 BDO at 1pm… WHoasers… Thanks to Brook Miller for the photo comparison!”

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 2971 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    More Royksopp ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    “BDO 2007 at 1pm vs 2012 BDO at 1pm… WHoasers… Thanks to Brook Miller for the photo comparison!”

    The thing was, the small crowd was awesome.

    After all these years, being able to just bowl up to the food and drink stalls, and not queue for the toilet was such a pleasure. The mobile networks seemed to have been provisioned for a much bigger crowd and it was no bother to get anywhere.

    The change in site design was like a glimpse at an alternative history. The weather was such that the tentless Boiler Room stage was wonderful, especially later on, when lots of people sat (or lay) down on the grassy slope and enjoyed the sights and sounds.

    And having a half an hour of chillout music between bands on the Converse stage was glorious: old soul after UMO, Daphne Walker later on, then Nick Cave’s ‘Wonderful Life’ before the Adults. It would have been a disaster on a damp day, but it was great yesterday.

    I suspect the upper section of the site -- the Boiler Room and the Converse stage -- was what any replacement is going to look like. The stadium, not so much.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Yeah, it was good from a punters point of view, but I guess some of the sellers might have overstocked a little.

    And they had 30,000 Cornettos to give away!! Hope they feel that was worthwhile marketing. Certainly gave the cleaners something to do I would imagine.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    all lickered up...

    And they had 30,000 Cornettos to give away!!

    good to see the Enigmatic Streets© could make it again...
    ;- 0

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Main Stadium in 2008.

    Looking at the 2008 lineup, with the exception on my part of Arcade Fire, nothing really grabbed me on the two main stages, as was the case on Friday. And yet the stadium was full.

    I'm guessing, both by the low numbers, and the willingness of everyone to turn their back on it all and move on, that most were a bit over it. If you asked me after last year's, I'd probably have agreed. Still, seems a genuine shame we can't expect anything of this magnitude again any time soon.

    Enigmatic Streets©

    There was no enigma. They were like right there in front of you, all bloody day. I feel it a moral victory that I had only one.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    I was there in 2000, using a Sony Mavica digital camera, I got 10 shots on a floppy disc!
    I shall attempt to find them..

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jos,

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    Red man.

    Sony Mavica digital camera

    Old school! Look forward to it. Above in 2001 (edit), on a Sony Cybershot I think.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    The Black Eyed Peas.

    Think I got my years wrong above. Was actually 2001, as Black Eyed Peas and Placebo played.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    2000 was Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx and the Chilli Pepppers, sweat dripping down from the roof of the Boiler Room and only just managing to get the camera above my head for stage shots
    This was my fav shot, I'm amazed I was able to dig it up, the old cd it was saved on didn't really want to.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jos,

    Cool Jos. We seem to be starting a painted people theme. Have to keep digging.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Green,

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    I must confess to having been at only one BDO, in 2010 when I was playing with Batucada Sound Machine on the Local Produce stage. My day (and gig) was somewhat tainted by an impending 'meeting' with the manager and the band leader to 'discuss the lineup' (i.e. band's too big, how about you quit?). Added to that, I don't really like crowds. I took some photos though, and this one sums up how I was feeling on that day.

    Waitakere • Since Jul 2008 • 40 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    Looking at the 2008 lineup, with the exception on my part of Arcade Fire, nothing really grabbed me on the two main stages, as was the case on Friday. And yet the stadium was full.

    Rage Against the Machine and Bjork were also on the main stages that year, although the Rage fans didn't have a lot of patience for Icelandic pixies.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Carol Green,

    I took some photos though, and this one sums up how I was feeling on that day.

    Great photo Carol. I was messing with time delays on Friday too. Anymore would be welcomed. ;-)

    didn't have a lot of patience for Icelandic pixies.

    Yes, by that stage in her career, neither did I.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to JacksonP,

    Great taste, Jackson. Arcade Fire were the only reason I was there too,

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2219 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Carol Green,

    Poignant.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Great taste, Jackson. Arcade Fire were the only reason I was there too,

    Aw, c'mon, the pair of you. LCD Soundsystem played.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Aw, c'mon, the pair of you. LCD Soundsystem played.

    Ha! Yes they did. In that old boiler room thing, which, to my own surprise, I missed a bit on Friday.

    Back to Röyksopp, there was definitely a moment or two when I went; 'Oh right, they do that song'.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2072 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Carol Green,

    Batucada Sound Machine ... band's too big

    Isn't the whole point that there are frigging hundreds of you?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4221 posts Report Reply

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