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Summercase Day One: has fun ever been so corporate?

Bands we saw yesterday, scores using my not-patented binary scoring system.

We Are Scientists – 0

Edwyn Collins – 1 – a very enjoyable show

Ian Brown – 1

Grinderman – 0 – sorry, but the Bad Seeds are way better.

Blondie – 0 – Basically Blondie-On-Ice, this Disneyfied production was so sickly sweet that all of the local audience enjoyed it. Bad sign.

Cornelius – 1 – by far the most enjoyable concert of the evening.

Primal Scream – 0 –  we didn’t stay for the full gig. Heard the Motorstorm song, though.


Summercase is the worst example I’ve ever seen of corporate pop festival management. The multiple sponsor tie-ins lack any nuance of subtlety and induce a sort of nausea on first contact.

Speaking of which, the ‘facilities’ are completely awful. The only food to purchase is Telepizza, beer: San Miguel (I mean, sius plau!), loos with doors that don’t lock, staff who don’t speak Catalan or English… in 11 years of attending pop festivals, Summercase is by far the worst.