Latitude Day 2 – Thoughts from the sofa…

We’re escaping the heavy downpour in the guest bar.

Latitude day two is tentatively coming to life.

Yesterday was a pretty blissful and heady first day. James Yuill’s early evening mash of folk and electro had a great mini rave down by the Lake Stage.

Howling Bells showered us with a bevvy of new songs which had us pondering why they were dropped by Bella Union.

Cramming into the Sunrise Arena you couldn’t actually see Crystal Castles, but it truly didn’t matter as they stormed the place. The sight of toddlers bouncing on their parent’s shoulders to Xxzxcuzx Me couldn’t help but bring a smile.

By nightfall the light projections by the lake, fairylights and ambient installations in the forest created a wonderful setting. It was hard to know where to look and what to do, be it a reading, a film, Guilty Pleasures, chatting idly under the trees. We settled on minimal techno, naturally.

Which brings us to today. The rain has thankfully stopped as I type this out. We’re going to have a quick OMH conference on these very comfortable sofas before heading out to catch Radio 4’s Just A Minute ahead of White Lies.

I’m going to have a mill round the smaller stages before Sébastien Tellier, The Coral and Seasick Steve. I haven’t quite decided on The Mars Volta or Metronomy, but pretension makes me less inclined to see the former.

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