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Live Review: Campus A Low Hum 2010

Live Review: Campus A Low Hum 2010

Friday 29th January, 2010 1:06PM

Welcome to punny Bulls, the humble thoroughfare just north of Otaki largely unfamiliar to the concept of indie rock. Sitting just out of the town lies the former agricultural college, a site left vacant for over two decades. Last weekend saw the sleeping giant brought to life as 1500 enthusiasts bowed to blasts of noise, sporting colourful ponchos and wide grins. Titled Campus A Low Hum as a cheerful nod toward the high school-esque nature of the place, the festival clung to a distinctly scholastic theme, reconnecting us all with our teenage years of enlightened discovery and hormonal recklessness. Calling upon a range of teachers recognised both nationally and internationally, the stage(s) looked set for an event of mind-boggling significance. In imparting the tricks of wit and humour, the coyly capable Jens Lekman spearheaded the bill alongside spiritual leader Dan Deacon (Beacon) while The Dodos promised to take care of all things whimsically tuneful. Easily Camp’s most glistening triple-header to date, it’s safe to say that the big three all delivered (to varying degrees) though, by and large, it was the roles of those lesser known that made this year’s Camp a truly knowledgeable experience.

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