... is the most original and worthy of merit in the British album stakes - I wonder what planet some of our 'tastemakers' are on.
An upgrade to a quarter-full big top tent for a drab half hour did nothing to justify the hype. Next.
So to recap. That was day 1 of Bestival. At least we think it was. In some ways it's hard to tell. Out of the four acts we saw on the main stage (Friendly Fires, Florence And The Machine, MGMT and Massive Attack) we only heard one - the Bristolian trip-hoppers.
And that was only because there was enough of an outward migration to allow for easy passage to a more central position.
Is it atmospheric? Is it geographic? Is it symptomatic of a larger problem affecting festivals all over?
Because, you know, when people go to a music festival isn't the expectation that you want to hear something of the artist performing?
You can't help but feel that the moving of the main stage to a position proudly atop a hill wasn't the best decision. Good for defending against Viking hordes. Poor for festival crowds. And the atmosphere has really suffered.
Will things improve? We shall see...
Morning all. Apologies for the lack of bloggage and hope you've been following the tweets. Technical hitch finally overcome, normal blog service will be resumed today.
Day two is breaking across the valley which surrounds the Bestival site - the sunrise and sunsets down here are stunning, the sort of thing you expect to see in Peake District adverts.
It is officially fancy dress day and we expect even more aliens, astronauts, robots etc to be out in force.
As you may have guessed the theme is "from outer space" (though try telling that to my colleague Tim "The Pimp" Lee). We'll be snapping and posting some of our favourite outfits later.
You don't need to be Gok Wan to notice popular combos for the girls involve something spangley or spandex. For the gents it seems to be dresses, boob tubes and other worrying wardrobe choices. I have settled on a Star Trek uniform which looks a little cheaper than Tim's purple hat.
It's now time for breakfast. I wish I had a replicator for French toast and scrambled egg.