Maschinenfest was once again a beautiful mix of great music, new discoveries, and fun people from all over the world, and has as usual left me with a major post-festival comedown. This year worse than ever :'(
However, highlights of the weekend were:
- The new venue they're used, having moved to Oberhausen this year, was stunning. An old power station, in which the Turbine Hall is the main performance hall. Old, beautiful, and remarkably appropriate for the music. Plus they had the massive light and sound rig we've come to expect :-)
- Getting there the night before made for much more energy and less travel-fatigue.
- Music music music it's all so good. Subheim, Nullvektor, Izsoloscope, Config.Sys, Asche and Edgey were my favourites that I knew before, Niveau Zero and Sonic Area are my two new discoveries.
- Talking more to people than ever before. Including Rika & Beate, Anouk <3, Fred (the hidden 'third' member of Isz), Daniel Myer (*swoon*) the Danish, and a couple of new interesting UK debutants.
- Taking photos.
- Being photographed.