Yesterday was a long, happy day at the Rock Werchter festival just up the Dijle from here. We saw JJ72, Incubus, the Stereophonics, Anouk, Weezer, Sigur-Rós, PJ Harvey, Placebo, Afro-Celt Sound System, Sparklehorse, Zita Swoon and Roxy Music
Of those, I was most excited to see Afro-Celt Sound System. I was prepared for disappointment, but they were magnificent - whipping a very large crowd into a frenzy of really happy, smiling people. Good show. I also recommend checking out Sigur-Rós sometime when you're in the mood for something Icelandic. (i.e. other-worldly). Roxy Music was fun in a "Love Boat cast reunion special" way. Brian Ferris looked like a cross between Austin Powers and Prince Charles doing a Reno show (complete with showgirls). The other band members looked like they all went clothes shopping with Eric Clapton in Beverly Hills. In other words, fine aged cheese.