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« on: August 01, 2017, 11:15:31 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 03:03:27 PM »

Clever lyrics, but bit samey. Would have been better if they had swapped with Trevor Horn. Not really a headline act in my opinion. As others had said, too chilly to sit around listening to mid tempo tunes! However, I will investigate further...
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 05:56:54 PM »

Marmite act. We left early. Others loved him/them.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 06:15:20 PM »

Needed a more uptempo act to headline. DC put me in mind of a poor version of the Bonzos but their frontman is n Viv Stanshall.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 12:11:51 PM »

Awful, worst act of the weekend by a country mile. Neither divine, nor comedic.
Lots of people seemed to be leaving early, as I did.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 12:29:03 PM »

Sheer, unabashed, genius.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 12:43:46 PM »


Sheer, unabashed, genius.


Great theatrical set from Mr Hannon and the band, Tonight We Fly was perfect to round off a great days music.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 01:46:00 PM »

I missed the first half of the set going to get some warmer clothes, but what I did see I enjoyed, possibly helped by being able to get pretty close to the front by then. "Lady of a Certain Age" in particular was my sort of wry humour. If I was NH not sure I would have joked that the drinks-serving interlude would be the highlight of the set though, amusing as it was...
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 03:10:10 PM »

Got bored very quickly. Went to the Brasenose instead  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 03:56:23 PM »

Stayed for about half the set. Liked 50% of the songs i heard, unsure about the others 50% A bit low key to keep me in the field.
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 03:58:28 PM »

Stayed to the end, waiting to hear the one song of theirs I knew (National Express), but it didn't really do it for me.  I could appreciate the humour, and the cleverness, but nothing left me wanting more.
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 04:15:50 PM »

As I said to a couple of folk there, I enjoy a quirky song as much as the next man, but after about 40 minutes I'd decided that I'd had enough of quirky. Sorry, not for me and definitely not a headline act.
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 04:36:11 PM »

We quirked off after 30 minutes.
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2017, 04:54:33 PM »

Not a headliner and shouldn't have followed Trev Horn, but a good set, particularly enjoyed I wish I lived in Sweden. Quirky, and on another day would have gone down a storm.
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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2017, 06:14:16 PM »

I had only really known National Express before ( apart from the Father Ted related stuff). I was, however, totally captivated by the beauty and poignancy of the lyrics throughout and felt that he was able to capture very sad situations in a quirky fashion.

 I nearly cried at the end of "Our Mutual Friend". You could so imagine a young chap falling head over heels through the simple details of a shared evening described in the lyrics, then the crushing disappointment.

Think I agree that perhaps the set order put them at a disadvantage and Trevor Horn should have headlined.
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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2017, 06:21:43 PM »

Dull. Should never have headlined.
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2017, 07:04:32 PM »

Yes they were dull.
There were some great songs in there, with very clever lyrics, but they were delivered in an overblown way, which made them muddy.
They're pop songs, play them with some life.

For me The Divine Comedy were the disappointment of the festival. I was expecting fun.

(It was also a little on the chilly side.)


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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2017, 07:20:03 PM »

Did not get it at all, especially not as a headline act. Listened to national express from back at our tent.
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2017, 11:12:29 PM »

I was familiar with much of the material and enjoyed the performance.
Having said that, I think they should have played before Trevor Horn.
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2017, 11:28:26 PM »

I think they were a cheap option, they wouldn't sell out my local theatre. It's only a couple of years ago we had Alice Cooper on Thursday night, I don't think Devine Comedy are quite in the same league. Out of our party of 7, 3 people had never heard of them and they have only ever had ONE top ten hit
    I'm going to be honest here, I think that when 2000+ tickets were sold at Christmas, the powers that be thought "We are going to sell out whoever we book, so why pay £xxxxxx for a proper headline act when we don't have too. Can there be any other reason to have such a low key band as headliners?
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