At Glastonbury this year, I headed off to the dance tent in order to see the band Oi Va Voy play. I'd heard one of their tracks on Radio 2 during some car journey or other. I'd kind of liked it. The fact that being at Glastonbury gave me the opportunity to see them do a full set, appeal to me greatly. In addition, though I was seeing a band I'd barely heard of, the anticipation of them actually appearing before me and playing was very enjoyable indeed. I stood in the tent, they came on, did a bunch of stuff I'd never heard before and left a positive impression overall. When they played the one song I did know, I was particularly chuffed.
I've since bought their album, which I've listened to a few times since I got it into my MP3 collection. The songs are all very familiar from the first time I heard them - live at Glastonbury. It's got a nice ring to it. I guess I'm going to try to go back there, then. There is something special about a band you first saw live. In the case of Oi Va Voy, what makes it more special is that they're a really unusual band. It's hard to classify them, so I won't. Buy their album, or go and see them live. I think they're very good.