style brick road: INmusic 2013

Friday, 28 June 2013

INmusic 2013

Unfortunately, I don't have too many good words for this year's INmusic festival. The best moment of the festival was definitely Editors' concert which was magic, magnetic & amazing. I felt like it was 2009 all over again, and I imagined myself listening to them for the first time in the first row of INmusic. I was young, clueless & easy going, and it was nice to go back to that place for more than 1 and a half hours. The concert was absolutely electric, and the atmosphere was unbelievable. For me, they should have closed the festival because Basement Jaxx (although great) couldn't cope with the Editors spirit everyone was feeling.

Other concerts I enjoyed were the ones by Stealing Sheep, Bloc Party, Dicta & Arctic Monkeys. I loved all of these, but there were a lot of questionable moments during the festival like the NOFX concert & their offensive statements. Not everyone should play on the main stage. Especially not a band that's offending Croatian national symbols on the Statehood Day of Croatia. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not a big nationalist, but that was tasteless and unnecessary. Another thing that was the organization's fault were the big lines for almost everything. The first day, I almost missed Bloc Party because of the 1 hour waiting for one cup of beer. 

But all in all, it was an ok festival, and I'd give it a solid C. At first, it sounded like a great lineup, but in the end the scheduling of the concerts kinda ruined it. They separated same-genre bands on different stages so that you weren't capable of listening to all of them. I know that's a normal thing on festivals, but since they really didn't have THAT many headliner bands, they could have put a breaks of more than a few minutes between 2 indie rock concerts (eg. Dicta & Arctic Monkeys).

And yeah, probably one of the best moments of the festival (if you put Editors' concert aside) were my first karaoke ever.
 photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera