Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tuesday 9th Sept: "Dimensions & Outlook" by day, Croatia

I began the year welcoming in and celebrating New Year's day by dancing under the stars and palms on the beach in Tulum at the Young Turks Music Festival.  Incredibly it has panned out that I started as I meant to go on, with more travel to follow and foreign festival antics.  Last week we made our Summer holiday as the second part to our Winter sun by re-grouping for a trip to Croatia for both Dimensions and Outlook Festivals.  Fort Punta Christo in the port town of Pula has become home to these consecutive events with stages set on the beach, sprawling to the ruins of an ancient fort in the woodland and back up to the main harbour's 2,000 year old Roman Amphitheatre.  Therefore I  had a myriad of different musical experiences including swimming in the sea at salmon-pink sunset listening to a set from Mo Kolours ................. to literally drowning in beats and a thunderstorm downpour whilst dancing to (the aptly named) Floating Points ............ to a magic twilight surprise of an unexpected 2nd appearance from Caribou in the forest clearing ............. to a gigantic stadium scale sound-system concert from Lauryn Hill in the amphitheatre .............
The only integral institution that I managed to miss was joining the daily boat parties which we did try to catch up with on recommendation of a James Bond style motor-boat out to track down the departed party, but funnily enough that vision didn't quite come into fruition .......... but that's another story!
Here are a mix of photos from general Pula sight-seeing, beach lazy days and dancing with our extended crew of the FAM network including CKTRL, BlackFoot Phoenix & James Massiah.   See the following post for images from the night-time perspective of the festivals..

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