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Festiwalowa historia: Carlos

09.09.2020

Każdy fan OFF Festivalu to inna historia. Poznajcie historię Carlosa.

Na ilu edycjach OFF Festivalu byłeś? Którą z nich wspominasz najlepiej?

7 times, since 2012 (skipped 2018, sadly). The most memorable were my first two. First time I traveled to Katowice I was 18, and I traveled mainly to watch The Stooges (my favorite band), Suicide (who would later on cancel their tour) and Swans. That year's lineup was immense and I was still quite green as festivals go. I fell in love with the country so much that one year later, I moved to Poland for my Erasmus, and stayed there for 11 months, and I've been a die-hard fan of OFF ever since (only Primavera I've attended more times). I think my favorite edition was 2013, though: My Bloody Valentine, The Pop Group, Godspeed You! Black Emperor... But I have fond memories of every edition. I remember dearly the gigs by Slowdive (seen them 6 times, this was the absolute best, no contest), Mazzy Star, PJ Harvey, Neutral Milk Hotel, Patti Smith, Swans, Ride Stereolab... Most of my best summer memories are tied to OFF and Katowice.

Pierwszy koncert na OFF Festivalu, który wywarł na Ciebie wpływ i zapadł Ci w pamięci to...?

I'd say Chromatics, first time I saw them live, I remember it was raining like hell and we were inside the Trojka tent, and it was completely packed, and the music was perfect. Converge were also neat... and were Savages that day too?

Twoje koncertowe top trzy na OFF Festivalu?

The Stooges: my favorite band ever, seeing them with my brother and one of my best friends, opening with Raw Power and Search and Destroy, losing them after like 15 seconds, losing a shoe, losing my own weight in sweat... Simply perfect. My Bloody Valentine: the loudest, nicest I've ever seen them. Saw them in Primavera in 2013 and in Meltdown in 2018 (where I got to meet the band backstage!), but none of them was as perfect as OFF. Slowdive: again, of all the times I've seen them, their sound here was absolutely stunning and perfect, they had just reunited, and after seeing them in Primavera, I just wanted more, and they nailed it for OFF.

Z jakim zespołem chciałbyś przeżyć spotkanie na OFF Festivalu?

I'd love to meet Iggy Pop, most certainly.

Czym jest dla Ciebie OFF Festivalu?

The main highlight of my summer every year, the time where I can really relax and see in the best possible environment every single band I love. The curation is so good, the environment so neat, even the food and drink are fantastic! Also it's my yearly chance to see my Polish friends again.

Jakich płyt aktualnie słuchasz?

Latest album by the Spanish band "Triángulo de Amor Bizarro" I've already listened to about 60 times, not exaggerating. Sonic masterpiece of an album, moving from Big Black and Lightning Bolt to New Order. Also, loved the new album by The Microphones.

Czym zajmujesz się na co dzień?

I am a videogame translator, from English into Spanish, for a Russian videogame publisher located in Amsterdam. So, despite being Spanish, I've been living in Amsterdam since 2015.

Podziel się z nami Twoją playlistą, czyli muzyką która najlepiej wyraża Ciebie.


OFF MINE to digitalowa część OFF Festival Katowice, którą chcemy współtworzyć wspólnie z Wami - naszą festiwalową publicznością! Ty też możesz opowiedzieć swoją festiwalową historię. Jesteśmy również otwarci na twórców treści. Na co dzień dzielimy się muzyczną pasją w grupie tematycznej. Dołącz do nas!