Melt started yesterday with a soft preparty in the Intro tent. Considering the rainy weather, the tent will probably be the most popular venue this year. Toy were one of the openers and did a good job with impressive trumpets and trombones. Mike Skinner as a DJ was quite disappointing again, he has a selection but doesn’t mix and has no strategy whatsoever. People liked it anyhow.
I could spot a first fashion trend this year: Apart from the necessary rain boots, track suits and animal hats seem to be a common style statement.
It’s 1pm and people slowly get up or start arriving at the festival site. It’s been raining all day already but there’s a little light at the horizon. Everybody yearns for a beam of sunlight. At least, Pasta from cans taste better in the rain.
Today I am looking forward to seeing Raveonettes, Boy, Frittenbude, Caribou, Nero, Shed, Mouse on Mars and Hudson Mohawke. Markus Kavka opens at 3pm on the Big Wheel stage, the Vaccines start at 5pm at the main stage. First highlight though is MC Fitti who performs at the camping site at 3pm with his flamngo girls.