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Godiva Festival - Saturday night

Story location: Home / Blog / coventry /

We went tonight to watch some of the live music. There was a huge crowd around the tent where local band The Enemy were performing so we wandered off to the Cider tent for a pint before going back and squeezing our way through the crowd.

The band seem to be the latest in a line of above average bands to be hyped above their level of competence. They're not bad but don't seem to be much better than a lot of other bands around. Towards the end of their set, they started playing one song and I thought it was a cover of Going Underground by The Jam. As the song continued I thought it was still a cover but they had changed the words. Then I realised it was the song their album (We'll live and die in These Towns) gets its title from.

There was a big gap before the next band came on so we had a walk around the festival site. In the coin arcade, a load of 10p coins fell out of one of the 'waterfall' machines as we walked past, no-one was touching it so they must have been precariously balanced. I did the honest thing and use the change machines to turn them into 2ps and fed them back into various other games.

The headline act were the Super Furry Animals. We'd seen them before at the Leeds Festival and they were good on both occasions.

Godiva Festival Parade

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The Godiva Festival Parade started in the city centre and slowly made its way towards the War Memorial Park. These photos were taken in Trinity Street, near the Wetherspoons.

The Godiva Festival
The Godiva Festival
The Godiva Festival