Palma Violets - Best of Friends
To celebrate me finishing university and officially joining the unemployed population, we decided to head off to The Great Escape. An already amazing line-up was made even more impressive by the last minute addition of Palma Violets, as an NME RADAR special guest. A 2am slot of craziness, with Palma Violets as the instigators.
Feeling the effects of many a late night and early morning, Palma Violets were delegated the role of waking me up, starting off with Johnny Bagga Donuts. Resulting in the 300-strong crowd exherting all of their (Palma Violets induced) power to the front; continually bashing my thighs on to the stage edge. A magnetic reaction between the crowd and Palma Violets.
Palma Violets fellow instigators of chaos pull me, and subsequently half of the crowd, onto the stage; by this point all under the spell of the band from Lambeth. The securities reaction was to push us off the edge of the stage, dropping into the crowd below - so Palma Violets joined us. They topped the gig off - with the help of their main man Harry Violent - covering Invasion of The Trebbles by The Hot Nasties.
Left with the parralel bruises on my thighs of my wild night with Palma Violets.