I don’t think anybody will actually see this blog this morning as, even with the extra hour in bed, I reckon the whole city is sleeping off one of the biggest weekend’s I’ve ever seen in Liverpool. To be fair, most weekends and a lot of weekdays too are non stop in Liverpool, but this one took it up a level with a ridiculous amount of packed out events going all over the city. We’re now in the middle of Liverpool Music Week and they had a couple of gigs on, Camp & Furnace had been taken over by Circus, The Specials were playing at The Olympia, Sven Vath was playing at The Asylum in Newsham Park for Cream and the warehouse on the Bramley-Moore Dock had a one off festival for 3500 featuring Blossoms and loads more. The city’s not spoilt for choice right now and feels very very special and I think I chose wisely with a couple of very different but equally amazing events and first up is the Liverpool Disco Festival. Staged by the folk who put on Suncébeat and Hustle, there couldn’t have been a better debut with four packed out venues across the Baltic Triangle featuring the likes of Odyssey live followed by Louie Vega, a roller disco in the ace new Hangar 34 on Greenland Street, a VIP Gin Garden, 12 hours of non stop house and disco and the best crowd I’ve seen at a festival since the old days of Southport Soul Weekenders. Let’s face it, soul crowds are the best. It wasn’t even 5pm on a Saturday afternoon and a packed out Great Baltic Warehouse were singing along at full throttle to Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now and, whilst I wanted to stay forever, I had Voodoo stuff to attend to. More on that later….
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