acid brass

Sunday, August 27th, 2006 | Uncategorized

Yesterday Tom and I gave up on the idea of a picnic and headed out to Bexhill on Sea and the De La Warr Pavillion to see the Jeremy Deller exhibition. We wandered around the newly renovated building, gazing out at the rain along the coast and marvelling at the “thing” out in the sea which looked rather like an oil platform but wasn’t.

After a brief wander for some food and a bit of rock pooling, we headed back for Acid Brass. It started as an experiment that Jeremy Deller set up, whilst sitting in a pub and thinking of the many links between brass bands and acid house music. There was a lovely range of people there, from chaps in their dotage to children dancing about and running back and forth in front of the stage. It didn’t take long before the dancing started, with a couple of groups who were determined to relive part of their misspent youth.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything quite like it, it was great fun but also quite surreal.

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