To say the rain is bucketing down the glass roof out the back of VFs west London HQ is as much an understatement as saying that the FIB Heineken Festival in Benacassim was quite a good gig. Theres not even enough hyperbole in my acetic gullet to form a true and faithful appraisal that does Benacassim true justice. IT WAS MARVELLOUS. WE HAD IT ULTRA LARGE, GOT TRASHED, MADE TOP FRIENDS AND MANAGED TO SEE RADIOHEAD, THE CURE, MUSE, THE CHEMICALS BROTHERS. IN SPAIN. AT NIGHT. ON A BEACH. OH YES. OH MY, YES!
The Brit pack herded to the backstage pool like tramps to a free cash machine. Friday afternoon saw Gaz and Danny from Supergrass desperately trying to find 'confectionary' whilst managing to spill a few beans about their new album.
Its about drugs, sex, rock n roll and babies. People and aliens. Pigeons! they tell us. At least theyre not growing up. Were regressing. Were getting older in years. Muses Danny, whos in typically sharp mood. Upon being asked how the Spanish come across, he retorts; Theyre quite easy to come across, theyre very loose people. Oh yes.