Sziget 2005 - Day 1
Maybe everyone arrived on day zero or maybe everyone was busy doing something else, but when I got to the Sziget on Day 1, yesterday there was hardly anyone around at the entrance. I fast-tracked myself onto the island and headed for the main stage.
Had one of those weird Sziget texting moments, whereby I sms'd someone trying to figure out a place to meet, got a reply saying where they were, then found out we were about 10 feet apart.
Read moreJust caught the end of Morcheeba who have a new lead singer. Seemed very energetic and got the crowd going. Most of the people I talked to prefered the original line-up but I still thought they were pretty good.
After that we wandered around to acclimatize to the Sziget properly. Found all the usual stages and tents in the usual places. Saw a brief Brazilian parade, grabbed a burger, chilled out in deckchairs, then returned to watch Sean Paul who got the audience busy.
The temperature was dropping so decided to visit a tent. We saw the end of loud and heavy Piramix (tribute band of Piramis), then the lovely lady watched her favourite PUF (Pal Utcai Fiuk) while I practised my Hungarian by watching House of Flying Daggers (Chinese Madarin with subtitled Hungarian). She was happy with PUF and I thought the film was excellent, though I missed the second half as had to head off home.
Tonight the potential viewing list for me looks like ...
|19:00||Afro-Latin Színpad||Copacabana Bossa-Nova|
|19:45||Nagyszínpad||Anima Sound System|
|23:30||Cökxpôn Ambient Sátor||caracasUnderpop|
|00:30||Siemens Színpad||Balkan Fanatik|
Other stuff at the Sziget today.
As the lack of sleep starts to kick in, I am looking forward to the lie-ins of the weekend.