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Bristol balloon fiesta!

Discussion in 'Bristol and South West' started by cyberfairy, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Anyone going to the pop gig/Ballon fiesta at Ashton Court on Thursday? Don't think lineup been announced yet but last time was treated to Jamelia, Peter Andre, The Sugerbabes and the surprisingly fab Girls Aloud and Sugarbabes.
    There are lots of cool hot air balloons, a funfare and millions of screaming feral kids.
    Have to go as reviewing it and would be nice if could meet up with some people over 12 :cool:
  2. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Last years review...have I tempted you yet?

    Bristol Balloon Fiesta- Thursday 11th August

    It is all too easy to feel old at an event such as this. Annoyingly smooth flesh briefly swept by denim, indecipherable slang, dancers moving so quickly they’re epilepsy inducing…
    However, one thing is guaranteed to make you feel like a teenager again, willing to toss hot air balloon sized knickers in the air- Mark Owen! Not only is he still impossibly cute but his songs are all grown up fuzzy floaty Americana sung in that cutely quacky voice. Someone waves a ‘Mark!’ placard in their air. Their teenage daughter mutters furiously at the floor.
    Triple 8 are like a 1996 recreation of Top of the Pops, a boy band so kitsch they should be pinned to a student bed-sit wall. ‘Lemme hear your WHISTLES’, they yelp whilst cavorting around the stage grabbing baggy crotches. Cheers guys…’preciated. Local too. No wonder everyone thinks we’re backwards. Then they surprise with a rather fine sampling of a classical number but could be just deafened by the sound of a million neon whistles. And now, Chesney Hawkes still defiantly riding on the back of that one and only song , interesting in a car crash way.
    Ben Adams (ex Blue) amazingly makes old Chezza seem underground with his rehashed fake soul as he claps his hands to the backing tracks and looks darkly attractive. Prepubescant screams reach a higher pitch than the whistles.
    Liberty X’s whooping and clapping is an accomplished and catchy soundtrack to buying thongs in Topshop but Girls Aloud shows them how it’s really done. Bolshy chavs with attitude and upbeat anthems they’re still capable of sliding into a perfectly executed cover of Chrissie Hynde’s ‘I’ll stand by you’. Hair flicking, butt tossing but still looking poised and elegant, this is one band not yet to be consigned to the great Woolworth’s bargain bin in the sky.
  3. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    i would come but i'm in london. i had a fantastic time a few years ago when we went.

  4. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    The balloons were most fab:) Althouh the highlight for me was the stall with new flavours of Kettle chips for a quid a bag:oops:
  5. djbombscare

    djbombscare Plays with knives

    will you be wee-ing in the grass again cos. . .we'll be there !!!

    and probably my parents tooo :D
  6. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Cool:cool: I will take my catheter with me this time or just maybe not tell you I'm having a wee-wee in the grass:oops: Going to be there round three or four till the end-meet you by the group of shrieking teenagers in too short skirts;)
  7. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    Can I come too?
  8. Jah Oatcake

    Jah Oatcake New Member

    Cyberfairy,who did you review it for exactly....?
  9. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    The daily mail.
  10. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Go on then... Should be just your cup of Yorkshire tea-think Minotaur Shock are on between McFly and James Blunt;)
  11. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Venue mag:oops: I am just an occasional freelancer so don't go on at me :p
  12. astral

    astral author unknown

    I remember reading your review last year.

    I think I might go up on Saturday evening to see the night glow.
  13. djbombscare

    djbombscare Plays with knives

    are my parents ready to meet the Bristol urbs. . . . .hmmmmm :D
  14. fizzerbird

    fizzerbird Intimate Potential

    Oh, I think it would be quite interesting :D

    I can't get up there until after 3 as I'm working.
  15. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Be lovely to see you all-will endevour towards sobriety this year:oops:
  16. strung out

    strung out (",)

    should be able to make it... will be nice to see you 'orrible lot again :cool:
  17. strung out

    strung out (",)

    oh bollocks, just realised I'm working thursday night shift so probably won't make it :mad:

    oh well, another time perhaps :)
  18. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    That's a pity. :(
  19. strung out

    strung out (",)

    mind you... that's not to say i definitely won't be there :)

    it depends on whether i can make it back up to clifton for 9 or 10ish. not sure what the transport etc is like for the ballon fiesta :confused:
  20. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    I think they lay on buses from the fiesta to centre of town and it finishes around nineish I think...be lovely to see you:cool:
  21. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Oh my god-worst line up ever:confused: Not even any quality pop:( Does anyone know who any of these bands/people are? I'm so out of touch-know the top two and that's pretty much it-and Chico:oops:
    Duncan James

    Blazin Sqad

    Big Brovas

    Matt Willis

    Mrs Robinson



    Trinity Stone

    Maria Lawson

    Sean Emmanuel

    Keisha White


    Lil' Chris

  22. strung out

    strung out (",)

    you mean you've never heard of lil chris? :D
  23. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    Is he like lil richard?
  24. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    No:( I suspect he's not going to be at the forefield of electronican anarchy either:(
  25. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    IS he related to lil kim?
  26. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    The wretched things will all go over my house anyway :mad:

    The idea of spending an evening in the company of The Evening Post massive fills me with vast enthusiasm as you can tell ....:D
  27. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    What about lil let? I'll stop now...

    *gets coat*
  28. xenon

    xenon ·≈0

    Good review cyberfairy.
    Puts in black and white for me the reasons why I would rather have dental sergery than go.

    The balloons themselves are quite cool though. What isn't fun about a giant Birty Bassit floating over the urban skyline.
  29. fizzerbird

    fizzerbird Intimate Potential

  30. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Cheers-got me lots of hate mail in text speak:D
    Thanks for link fizzer-will check weather in a jiffy-going to bring the newly purchased and thus still exciting scrabble set with us if anyone fancies a game:cool:

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