Future City Festival, Day 2
by Ian Duggan
The Future City Festival is over and done for its first year. We saw many excellent bands, and a good number of punters through the doors. From a personal perspective, I unfortunately didn’t get to see as much on Day 2 as on Day 1, but there were definitely some major highlights. And as always, being a subjective review, my highlights may be different from your highlights.
Another highlight at Creative Waikato was a display of Ngamihi Pawa’s amazing photos. She was all over the place at the festival, and I can’t wait to see what shots she has ended up with! Many, including myself, were able to pick up some pretty sweet merchandise while we were there also.
Being a long day, many were searching for much needed sustenance in the evening, and after a long couple of days I was getting weary. Hardcore bands Contenders and Old Loaves dominated Creative Waikato into the late evening, and I learnt that member’s of bands from this genre manage to lose their otherwise indestructible arm bands at a far greater rate than the general population. Finishing off the night I finally made it to Nivara Lounge, getting to hear Spawts excellent song ‘Big Fresh’, but by this time I was utterly spent, feeling like I had experienced an excellent festival and then some.