Well apart from a bit of rain before the gates opened BOMFest has been dry! Gates were a bit late opening so the first bands were playing to very few other than those who camped out overnight… ReVerbed opened the main stage just as the sun broke through and played a blinding set! Rok.Ink opened the BOM Extreme tent but were cut short because of a late start…
Loads of bands rocking out so far including Skinboat, CF Bundy, Man Made Noise and X-Rippers to name but a few.
Lots of entertainment between bands on the main stage too, including belly dancers and a fan dancer, and as for the burlesque bride & groom and the 3 pig-girl dancers with “male appendages”… Well, let’s just say it’s not something that you see every day…!
Still light and no rain (touch wood) and Seventh Son are up next on the main stage, then straight over to the BigSound stage for Tribazik’s set… Looking forward to it!!
Oh my word! How good were Seventh Son?! Absolutely smashed it! They even turned the bass cabs in front of the stage into an impromptu stage extension allowing them to get closer to the audience and meaning they were standing literally right above me, inches away…. Got some good shots too – and they’ll be on the website soon.
And then Tribazik. Again, brilliant – as ever, and the crowd got into it far more than last year. Very tight set, but as their songs are quite long, not many allowed in the time and they didn’t play my favourite – “Small Are We”. Maybe next time…
James Warner Prophecies were excellent once again, and certainly worth seeing if you get a chance.
And then it’s all over for another year… Fabulous event once again. My hearty congratulations go to the BOMFest organisers and staff for another blinding success – long may it continue. Special thanks from me also go the the crew in the general ticket office who looked after my gear and kept it safe when it wasn’t being used. Cheers guys. And Chris, if you read this, talk to me about the kitten photos if you really want some!! Cheers for the food!
Until next year! Keep music live!