Point Of Few, Noise Reduction @ Planeta Rock, Portonovo SPA 04 January 2001
Since it’s only 2 hours driving, we spend some time relaxing in A Guarda. The guys take time for some more study. Eva and me take a long walk past the town and along the sea to where the river Miño borders on Portugal. The landscape here is very varied and likeable with slopes of woods. It all has a very strong Celtic feel (there’s several settlements in this area). We leave around 4 pm and pick up organizer Pablo in Pontevedra who guides us to Portonovo, a small seaside resort with a cool beach. Too bad the weathers getting worse with every hour. We get cold vegan dinner in Sanxenxo, and watch how the waves flood the streets. Very impressive and alarming at the same time. Back at the bar we try the table footballgame which is hard to control coz the both sides run downward to the middle. Also here a good turn-out, about 70 people despite another H.C. concert in the area! Noise Reduction is sloppy old-school (?) hardcore. I take some time to check out the dj-record/cd collection and learn some galician words, mostly dirty stuff. Also here crowdsurfing is in. Marco is pulled up a couple times and for the very first time I see Eva crowdsurfin’…! The noise for an encore is ear-splitting. It was a great concert! And it’s not over yet coz now people start molesting us for autographs. Fucken rockstars that is. We are. Outside it is a waterish inferno. We crash in Sanxenxo. It’s showering all night long.
Organizer: Antonio/Handplant & Pablo/Draw The Line
Point Of Few (Hoogeveen, The Netherlands)
Noise Reduction (Spain)