It was a beautiful sunday morning and I was running late (As usual) so I was rushing to seven sisters to meet my camera man (Steadman) for the day.
It took us a while to get there and got off at bethnal green and walked all the way to Victoria park. I also found a baby doll that I was kicking into the air which was hilarious but Steadman was getting a bit worried :/
On my way to the v.i.p/Guest area to Pick up our wrist band’s, we bumped into Scorcher, Terminator and Liam Francais
Also Watch out for my Interview with Terminator in The next issue of Super Super.
So when I finally Got to back stage I bumped into Billie JD porter and the guy who Came up with Underage Festival
So after my very interesting conversation with billie,Steadman and the creator of underage.
We then Found Dubfreaks jamming with a bottle of jd Which Destressed me with seeing all of theses 14 year scene kids still thinking scene is so cool when it never really was, It was just embarassing. But only 2 member’s where present ( Lenny still and Nicholas yeah ?)
After leaving back stage and trying to blag some converses and failing, me and Steadman caught a Intimate set of ghetto at the community music stage. He was also sporting those very popular jesus chain’s which most of the grime Scene is wearing at the moment.
Also what I thought was hillarious was these daddy’s girls (Who probably didn’t even know what Grime the genre and the closet grime track they Herd was POW) taking pictures with ghetts I was Like wtf ? This isn’t Tinchy stryder ? lol I wouldn’t be surprised if They thought ghetts was Dizzee rascal lol
At this point we missed A lot of bands and artists. All the sets where so compacted together and it was also so hard to find info about when everyone was on and try d all over back stage trying to find a set times and even asked the security guards and they didn’t even have set times ?
One Thing which was amazing ! Was all of the gash !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We were in heaven !
The amount of times I jizzed my self It was just madness (no homo).
Then after Akala’s set we then went backstage and bumped into the lead singer of Darwin deez.
We then went to go and see a few random bands and had a walk around Victoria park.
We also caught a few mins of caspa’s set with Terminator skanking out behind the converse stage.
I still don’t get how everyone proper get’s into dubstep and go’s mad !
Some of the kids are on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We Also caught hadouken’s set which was ok and nothing really special.
Also we caught Tinnie tempah on the main stage / Tango stage which probably brought in the biggest crowd of the day.
And just before Tinnie Tempah’s Set Chiddy bang was on at the tango stage !
He done a amazing performance (as usual) but it wasn’t really that packed though .
Chiddy also done one of his Infamous freestyle’s halfway through his set where the audience shouts out random words and he freestyle’s about the words the crowd have shouted out and he completely caused a massive high pitched Raw from the underage festival crowd when he fitted every word into the freestyle you have to see it believe to believe it. You can probably find one of them on youtube.
She’s wearing Supra’s : ( )
We then went to the Topman ctrl stage Thinking We where about to see New young pony club and that’s why everyone was running to the tent.
But then me and Steadman saw New young pony clubs drum’s being taken off stage, So we where a bit confused and asked someone who’s on next and they replied Professor green ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
We both ran away as fast as we could and screamed and shouted to he whole crowd “Professor green is shit !”
So after that me and Steadman Chilled out with New young pony club and Drank the lead singer’s vodka Which was quite fun
We also left early and missed crystal castle’s set and M.I.A’s set, because we where so exausted and kind of depressed.
My overall review of underage was erm ……………… shit !
The reason why I say this, is that A lot of people I asked told me it was shit and even my 15 old cousin said it was shit !
I just think The underage festival has lost its touch and that it has completely changed from the last time I was there back in 2008.
I’m still pissed off I missed it in 2009 with JME performing
Also there was barely anyone there which was very surprising !
I also Think the more commercial market crowd was there, which is also kind of shit.
Basically it was badly organised because we didn’t know who was performing at certain times.
Also there was a fair bit of Grime, but not Enough !
I didn’t even get any gash well actually to come to think of it I did ! :)
Also watch out for Footage of Underage festival on my dvd “grime and grind” out very soon!
All pictures Taken by Steadman Gbajumo Junior and a very big thanks to him.
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