Distortion (Nottingham) 2002

Distortion (Nottingham) 2002

Photographer: John BownasJohn Bownas, Sara Bowrey on 20 July 2002

Two stages of alternating rock left thousands reeling from an enjoyment overload as Distortion 2002 took Nottingham's Woolaton Park by storm this Saturday.


From 'the loudest and best acoustic punk band in the world' (The Levellers) to the band responsible for huge upsurges in demand for green hair dye (Green Day), the acts hit the stages in <A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'><A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'>A relentless metronomic tic-toc fashion that may have resulted in similar neck strains to those experienced by tennis fans at Wimbledon.

As the action alternated from the big main dome to the smaller Rock City stage right alongside, the crowd just couldn't get enough of the building crescendo of rock excess that drove the gig forward on <A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'><A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'>A tidal wave of frenetic energy.

Crowd surfers were warned about excessive enthusiasm, with <A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'><A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'>A strict 'three times and you're out' policy, but as the only way of monitoring the mosh riding was to put <A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'><A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'>A black pen mark on people's hands as they were dragged from the pit, we guess that <A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'><A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'>A little uncharacteristic festival hand washing might have been the reason why we didn't see anyone being evicted from the site!

Check out the next couple of pages for band reviews and take <A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'><A href='/artists/az/106' title='A'>A peek at the <A href="http://www.virtualfestivals.com/gallery/gallery.cfm?eventid=388&dbtable=event" target="">gallery for the most extensive collection of Distortion pics anywhere on the web (including the access all areas festival dog!)...or your money back!!!

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