Well I went to the first two Big Beach Boutiques (not mad enough to go dancing on Brighton sea front in the middle of the winter) so it seemed a good idea to go to this years as well. Unfortuately the GF double booked us for a BBQ in the afternoon so by the time we got to Maderia Drive it was nearly time for FatBoy to take to the stage. Still, it was a nice day and everyone seemed to be having a good time down there. There was lots of security and food and somewhere in the distance was a stage. The trouble with Maderia Drive is that it is long and narrow and the stage witht he big screen was miles away.
I wasn't making notes or anything but Mr Cooks set went something like this. He started off with a greatest hits segment. This had a few other techno/big beat numbers mixed in and had the crowd singing along. A couple of the new Brighton Port Authority tracks got played as well. there were certainly bits of Dayid Byrne and Iggy Pop floating around. Then there was the Mash up segmentwhere Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Gorillaz and the White Stripes got mixed, remixed and over dubbed. Hilight was the legendary Rolling Stones Satisfaction/Rockerfella Skank mix which I don't think I have heard him play at any of the other BBBs. Finally there was a big cheesey 70s love song and Praise You which got the crowd singing again.
There were lazers, there was someone climbing up a street lamp, there were dozens of boats out at sea shining like fire flys and, Oh yes, and we all got a free mini Cd featuring six tracks from the new BPA album. Another source of related info can be found here.
What did you think?