Saturday, August 23, 2014

Two blondes Tornadoes open the show Rock en Seine – Le Figaro

WE WERE THERE – This Friday, despite the bad weather, the Paris festival began on a bang with concerts Blondie, The Hives and Arctic Monkeys

Rain and heat all on this late August will not have had because of the motivation of the Festival, which were 40,000 to make the trip for the first day of Rock Seine. True to its mission to promote French and international rock scene, the 12th edition of the festival brought together a beautiful poster, distributed among five scenes.

The afternoon was marked by the dreamlike performance Nantais PEGASE, the explosive set of Swedish tigresses Tiger Bell, frenzied solos and Gary Clark Jr., considered by many as the Hendrix tomorrow. In specific 18:45 British Jake Bugg, 20, appears on the main stage in the rain. Bowl cut, cole black turtleneck as his Telecaster, minimalist look of the young man with his slice impressive solos mastery. For a good hour show, it makes the songs from his second album Shangri La , to an audience that wiggles in rhythm.

But, even before the concert was over, the audience, in small groups and mass operates a movement from one side to the other of the Domaine de Saint-Cloud. A girl takes her friend’s hand visibly reluctant to move, “It’s a legend, anyway!”. The legend “even”, which amounts to the time on the small stage of the Cascade name is Debbie Harry, voice and soul of the group Blondie. Platinum blond wig as and pink glasses, the singer makes the tubes without fail, despite a mix that does not do justice to his voice hoarse. Call me , Atomic , Heart of Glass : The front of the small stage crammed public, including fifties nostalgia and teenage punk, struggles with passion . This show, which marks the 40th anniversary of the band’s career, will be blessed by two rainbows in the sky.

Then it was the turn of the six members of The Hives, dressed all in white, to electrify the Main Stage with their sixties rock. Despite micro “kaput” singer Howlin ‘Pelle Almqvist is excited. Alternately, he berates the public, blown, sit. The crowd obeyed without flinching, conquered by their euphoric tubes Tick Tick Boom or Because I wanna .

Change radical atmosphere when the South African sensation Die Antwoord invests the scene with her Fuck you in the ass . From the first track, sets the tone: this show is brutal, aggressive, and effective. This is strictly speaking a crowd in a trance hosting the heady electro three merry freaks, aternativement sung in Afrikaans, Xhosa and English. Object of attention, the blonde singer of Yo-Landi group on stage in an orange jumpsuit, she will soon take off for a boxer at heart. In the audience, this time very young, hair like clothes are multicolored. The set ends with an audience that repeated chorus “Fuck your Rules”.

Die Antwoord Friday night & # xE0; Rock en Seine.

Die Antwoord on Friday night at Rock en Seine Photo credits:

The first day ends with the set of the British Arctic Monkeys, who have several tubes of their highly successful AM . The concert is also simple in the staging that mastered the art. Alternating energetic tubes ( Do I wanna know ) and ballads ( I wanna be yours ), the leader Alex Turner, gominée hair and leather jacket, creates emotions among the public women in the front rows. After about twenty songs, the quartet retired, ending a first day which bodes well for the following events. Last year, the festival had beaten her attendance record with 118,000 viewers.


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