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I chanced upon this on late night UK TV. I'm not really a music
festival goer, though I once, for my sins, 'holidayed' in one of those
communal chalets at Minehead, quite a long time ago, I have to add.
I do love my music though and have seen the essential festival films -
Woodstock, Glastonbury etc as well as BBC coverage of others as and
when they are shown. What suddenly strikes me about those ones are the
jerk who constantly wants to say as much as possible for as long as
possible. Even if you like them initially, such commentators soon get
right on your nerves.
ATP, however is fresh, as the seamlessly and often surreal interwoven
images do all the narrating and introducing. Or, the people and bands
in those images do - caught by the people who care and who are eager,
the fans and festival goers themselves. As such it does have a
wonderfully natural 'we were there' ambiance and 'this is what we did'.
I get to photograph a few small music festivals each year and the best
bits are the peripheral moments, where you muck in and then it's the
best part of the year; a holiday. Isn't it great also that whilst
Glastonbury has miles of security 'wall' and with headlining stars
flying in by helicopter and pushing off an hour after their slot, ATP's
philosophy seems to be of the original concept of one big 'jam', with
Despite all footage reportedly from amateur sources the whole film and
its visuals are rich in variety and quality. Hypnotically gorgeous,
actually. The sound tends to be thin and scrawny but isn't bad and can
be compensated for on one's hifi amp.
I won't add anything clichéd and trite about how great it for a cult
music festival in keeping it 'real'. I don't go to enough or know
enough on the subject to qualify to make judgement but I rate this
highly and loved almost all of it. Portishead, especially.
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