Posted in London by Kaity Chua on July 27, 2010

Back in Manila, the lights have dimmed on all-day music festivals with several stages featuring dozens of bands. They just don’t seem to exist anymore, which is just sad, sad, sad.

Because I love music, I have always yearned for the day when I’d find myself in the middle of a field, bopping my head in unison with the crowd as the bands play on and on. Last Saturday, it finally happened. I had the privilege of attending a music festival in Shoreditch called “The 1-2-3-4”.

I went with some really awesome people I’ve met in class. I guess you can call them kindred souls.

Dani and Rick

Out the of the festival line-up of maybe 50 bands, I only knew five but that didn’t take out the thrill of the whole experience.

British hipsters, reprazent!

Getting her groove on at The Dance Arena

Look du jour: Grassy Ass

And true enough I had one of the grandest times of my life.

Veronica Falls

Without a doubt, the highlight of the day was seeing Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order fame perform songs from “Unknown Pleasures”.

Peter Hook performing. I hate being short.

I’m sure you’ve heard of out-of-body experiences. Well, I had one when he and the band played “Love Will Tear Us Apart”. As you’ll see in the video below, I wasn’t the only one whose soul abandoned its corporeal existence.

First festival down, second one coming up this weekend. I love this town.