Headstash On The Road: Camp Bisco 2012 Day 2
- By Thad Max and Eric Moore
- Published on July 14, 2012
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It ain’t Camp Bisco if it doesn’t rain. Thankfully, it didn’t come until after The Biscuits sets . . .
The Disco Biscuits opened with a wild “7-11” and the crowd got equally crazy. The much-anticipated drop into “Boop” was quite refreshing after a running start.
The “Tricycle” once again confused everyone and I thought they were dropping into an inverted “Digital Buddah.” With awesome interplay, they drew out the intro to “Great Abyss” and created one of the highlights of the second day.
Before Barber dropped into the ‘”beep-boops.” the place went bonkers. It was extremely patient and his playing was extremely methodical and tight.
It would have been near impossible to best their playing in set two, so it was no surprise that it was a little sloppier. Regardless, the “Nughuffer” made the whole set worth it.
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It has been a long time since the last Camp Bisco “Nughuffer” and this rendition was quite fitting considering Brownie addressed the fact smoking flowers doesn’t happen much anymore.
Brownie also brought out the head of security, who was celebrating his birthday, and smoked a joint with him on stage while the awesome bumper music kept everyone occupied. I love “Nughuffer” stories. That is Bisco.
After a sloppy drop into “I-Man,” people were really getting down up to the segue into “Bombs.” One of my favorite sections of the new Bisco songs is the outro of “Bombs” – it’s a feel good song and so uplifting. Before they closed out the set, they dropped back into the coveted “Nughuffer.” Quite the fitting end to the set.
A refreshing “Home Again” ended the shenanigans for the encore. I love when Magner uses the angelic chorus in the intro to the song. The boys definitely left us seething for three more sets.
Set I: 7-11 > Little Betty Boop (unfinished) > Tricycle > Great Abyss > Space Bird Mating Call (unfinished) > Sound 1
Set II: Jam > Crickets > Strobelights and Martinis > Nughuffer > Lunar Pursuit > I-Man > Bombs > Nughuffer
Encore: Home Again
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As for the aforementioned Amon Tobin, it was a complete sensory overload. I couldn’t figure out how to dance to it until the end of the set. The vibe was pretty weird and the visualizations were stunning. The fact that the show was outside kind of takes something away from the production value of his rig. But his special sub-woofers really enabled you to actually feel the music. To me, that is what electronic music is all about.
The night came to an end with a steady, pounding rain that helped keep the dust down and jack the humidity up for the ensuing days festivities.
Day 3 will bring The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Atmosphere, Big Gigantic and more. Stay tuned to Headstash for more coverage from Mariaville, NY and check out Camp Bisco’s official website for more information.