Over the weekend, we were lucky enough to head off to Emmarentia Dam to watch Bastille perform live, supported by other bands: Matthew Mole, Beatenberg and Bed on Bricks.
Ross and I got there a little later than we had hoped and were a bit sad to hear Matthew Mole performing his last song as we arrived. I’m a big lover of Matthew Mole and wish they had put him on stage just before Bastille.
On top of this, it was BOILING hot. Good thing I didn’t wear the jeans I was planning on! The sun was beating down on us. I was a bit annoyed though, as the concert organizers strictly said: no chairs, no umbrellas, no drinks – but of course, they let all of these in. I was frustrated, because had I know we could do this, I would have.
Nonetheless, it was an awesome chilled vibe. We picnicked, tanned in the sun, and relaxed.
We were then hit by quite a lot of rain, but this was a welcome break to the heat, and I was pretty content in my shelter.
And then, Bastille came on just as we were working our way closer down to the stage.
They were INCREDIBLE. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a band live that sounds so good. It literally sounded like I was listening to their CD. Dan Smith’s voice was pure perfection, he hit all the notes perfectly despite dancing around and running through the crowd. I was very impressed. They played one or two new songs that were just beautiful, and made me even more of a fan.
The band tweeted a picture of the crowd at Emmarentia and I think this picture perfectly sums up the vibe amid a gorgeous sunset.