Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Bristol - Simple Minds and Leaving

Bristol is known for it's hills, cider, pirate sounding accents. But it is also home to the Ashton court festival, an annual event that each year is headlined by an act that used to be huge.

This year it was the turn of the Breakfast Club theme tune singing "Simple Minds", they were belting out hits such as "Don't you forget about me" and "Alive and Kicking". I have to admit that these where the only 2 tunes that any of us seemed to remember, but the atmosphere was electric all the same.

It was an 80's revival of the highest order and even without recognising many of the tracks you were still taken back to those awkward school disco's where you would stand in your group of mates waiting for the group of girls to approach you. I was belting out the Breakfast Club theme tune down Saima's ear, which seemed to amuse her for about 2 minutes, until I realised just how loud I was being, the poor girl couldn't hear a thing.

We also took in a Bristol Bangra Funk band, which suprised me how good it was, they were mixing asian music with drum and bass, funk and various over styles, if you ever get the chance give it a listen


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