Did anyone go to this? Saw Psychedelic Furs, followed by Patti Smith, followed by Nick and the Bad Seeds. It was mesmerising. Found the festival pretty chilled and not overcrowded. Bogs decent, bars accessible without too much queuing or fuss throughout the day. But yeah, the music. The Furs were fun and it was a real pleasure to hear 'Pretty in Pink', long one of my faves, played live, but then Patti. I'd say that had she been followed by any lesser musician than Nick Cave she'd have marched away cackling having stolen the show. Crazy energy, massive stage presence, real conviction and a succession of kickarse tunes, both covers and otherwise. Gloria was a triumph among many others. She's still. fucking. got . it. In barrowloads. And then Nick. First time I've ever seen him live having waited for a decade and a half to do so. He was everything I hoped for and more. The power and control, the connection with the audience that I've genuinely never seen in another live performer, Kylie(!), the stage invasion, the performance of Girl in Amber that was so raw that made you feel like you were standing alone right in front of him in your pants, the irreverence, the clear and evident need he had to connect, physically, emotionally and sonically (sp?) with the crowd and the absolute virtuosity of him and the Bad Seeds as an outfit: so tight and yet so able to drive through into utter, controlled chaos. And a banging setlist to boot: "Jesus Alone" "Magneto" "Do You Love Me?" "From Her to Eternity" "Loverman" "Red Right Hand" "Come Into My Sleep" "Into My Arms" "Girl In Amber" "Where The Wild Roses Grow (with Kylie Minogue)" "Jubilee Street" "Deanna" "Stagger Lee" "Push The Sky Away" This being Urban someone's bound to be along shortly to tell me he's shit and that he should be flensed for playing Tel Aviv but, did anyone else experience what was, for me at least, the best live music experience of my 45 years, and did anyone feel the same way about the performance?