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Byron Bay Reggaefest Dec 4 2010


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but I think it comes down to expectations. If people are expecting a jump-up hype show,

Also, glad yu said dat cause mi never did walk wid any expectation other than for dem to be consummate musicians (which they are).
But anyhow on a whole de festival was not more or less than mi did expect it to be... :)
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Midnite, to me, was like one big communal meditation.Unfortunately, I'm not the meditative kind, but I enjoyed the experience for what it was nonetheless.

A few people had tears in their eyes from pure joy - and then there were those left wondering where all the hype had gone after Turbulence. But for the most part, the I think the crowd tuned into their vibration and were sincerely moved by their music and Vaughn's poetic verses.

For me, the joy was watching Ron (??) playing his bass like I've never seen anyone play bass. Wow! But I'm sorry to say I personally felt Vaughn was a little disconnected. He was either -really really really- high, or ridiculously chilled out.

Anyway, definitely an experience to watch, and I'm glad I made the trek north to see them live and direct.

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Some Turbulence footage. We also have plenty of Midnite footage, but unfortunately the audio is so distorted it's unbearable to watch :(




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Dunchillin mi good bredren who had seen Midnite de night before gave mi one of de top five quotes of de night half way through Midnites set and after Chillin was a tad tipsy in his northerner serious accent "they're taking the piss man"... :lol:
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I'm not sure I would say Midnite are "cerebral" at all, kinda bypasses intellect/mind for me, its all heart and body, deep, hypnotic, uncompromising.

Friday night was incredible, 130 people, 3 hours, never thought I would experience that.

Vaughn is an alien for sure.

The thing that struck me most about this festival was the diversity of music that comes under the banner "reggae", all the bands are really really different.
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The thing that struck me most about this festival was the diversity of music that comes under the banner "reggae", all the bands are really really different.


Good observation. I totally agree with you.

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Yes Shadefoot but how much of that music would have ever been played on a soundsystem catering to people of Jamaican heritage?
Ace Of Base is considered reggae too....
Not trying to take anything from the bands nor enter into a nomenclature argument just pointing out my personal perspective of what reggae really is. And IMO it's a music made for soundsystem play.
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That observation about the bands was neither positive nor negative, I actually found it all a bit weird and left me questioning lots about the music and what I like and why I like it.

I'm totally happy with that definition of reggae really, the music a lot of the acts played was this diverse mishmash of reggae influenced music, some good, some shite, it still has its place in Australian popular culture.

I'm just looking forward to attending More Fire this weekend......
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That observation about the bands was neither positive nor negative


Took your comments from a point of neutrality.

it still has its place in Australian popular culture.



I do honestly agree with that... Just maybe far from a reggae soundsystem dance... :lol:
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so you just gonna ostracise the physically/mentally challenged 2nd cousins? :wink:

I understand.
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Yu are in one dem "reggae" bands nuh? :wink:
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Hey btw what time did Midnite/festival finish? Mi did leave mi feel at like midnight.. No pun intended.. :)
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I'm just looking forward to attending More Fire this weekend......


ah wicked bro, you coming to Melb again? remind me to buy you a beer on the night eh!

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I accept my deformities and am happy to do my thing elsewhere, chics dig it

yeah, Melbs this weekend Jesse, looking forward.

Midnite got rushed of stage just after the new day started.....

and just to get a little more on topic, :bigup: Raz and crew, ya done good...
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Yes big up to all involved in the making of Reggaefest. The vibes was real nice and was just magical to experience midnite... bwoy dem really, really have to bring their thing to melburn. really! :flash:

great to see turbulence too, although I will expect more from his other performances whilst he's in town. more big tunes pleez and less cheeze!

I'm just looking forward to attending More Fire this weekend......


ahhh shadez, that is too cool................... (those dots are a gift from me to you) see you there!
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wicked festival fe real, nuff niceness a gwaan.

biggest highlight (of many) for the i was the night before actually when vaughn and ron (on piano) did addis ababa tune encore (piano and vox) that was something else (a mate recorded whole 8 minutes on his camera that i am sure will not do it justice, but will try and get off him and post up here at some stage).

on midnite, i found it rather amusing that when you looked around when they were playing most people had their eyes closed, which says to the i that they speak to the inner world. anyways, they certainly touched iah.

loved the hype of vyda sunshine with mista savona for the aussie bands although none of the aussie based bands after welcome to country let the i down in anyway. got to give it up to the northern rivers, bris vegas live reggae massive everytime, nuff talent a gwaan in this part of the world.

my only minor criticism of the event was the fact there was not enough of a dancehall, proper sound system section. anyways, was no biggie.

big thanks to raz and crew for pulling this off, with special mention to the uncle who came up with the quote of the weekend for mine when he proclaimed that "if i didn't bring those midnite cd's to the bay all dem years ago none of this would be happening", classic.

anyways, respects to all who attended, hopefully this will become an annual ting.
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biggest highlight (of many) for the i was the night before actually when vaughn and ron (on piano) did addis ababa tune encore (piano and vox)



I would love to know what other songs they did play on either night. If a one could recall that for I that would be bless. Give thanks.

A bredren call I on Friday during the set and let i listen for around 10 mins. I could hear first , "Jah In I Being" dub with "To Mene" then "Ras To The Bone" . I mostly want to know if they played 'Pagan Pay Gone" where Vaughn chants " bald-head with dreadlocks come replace Rasta...."

Good tune for them place there I would think, LOL
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Them ya tune right for these times, full stop ...

'Pagan' Lyrics....
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Yeah bro they played Natty Watching You, Pagan, Pay Gone, Love the Life You Lead, True King......thats all coming to mind at the moment
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Them ya tune right for these times, full stop ...

'Pagan' Lyrics....


On the Friday Midnite played Force and Flames,Listen- which went into a song they have not recorded yet that seems to be probably called 'redemption'. Ras to the bone,Israel This is all my memory can serve at the moment for friday. Force and Flames went for about 25 mins.
Saturday night Ron sang 'new life' from seek knowledge before vengeance which was refreshing and different. Then Vaughn, of course with 'Bless','Jah Ova', 'True King', 'YHWH' and other ad lib chants on that rhythm, 'Pagan Pay Gone' and 'listen' again with the redemption' lyrics halfway through. There is a you tube clip called listen- outside lands festival(or something like that) with the 'redemption' bit on it, if you dont allready know it.
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