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The Great Escape – Day 1 round-up



Eventually our other scribe made it to Brighton and rushed headlong into band sets, checking out Broken Records, Umdomskullen, Ladyhawke and The Futureheads (huge queue and huge crowd at the reprofiled Digital, the bar of which has swapped sides since we were last here).

But the lack of entry to Bon Iver’s gig started to set the theme. After 11pm, the strange schedule meant that only two gigs were taking place before the ‘club’ strands – Peggy Sue & The Pirates and Envelopes. Our man tried to get in to the former without success and we heard reports from the latter that the same was true.

After catching Okkervil River at the Pav Theatre, I was about to head to Barfly for Yeasayer’s set when we received a text report saying the venue was at full capacity, with no more admission. Yeasayer play an earlier set tonight, so maybe we’ll get to see them this time around.

At least it left us with an early-ish night, ready for the next two days of conventions, secret gigs and main programe. Another scribe arrives this afternoon – let’s hope the trains don’t derail him too.



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