Site Photos 2. Flags
and Crowd Kinetics Its a very special occasion , when it all kicks in , when
Babba Maal is playing, the sun is out the wet flags are kicking, suddenly it all
goes gooey and this fantastic moment occurs, but it occurs over three days.
You have this incredibly rich diverse experience . Its like travelling around
the world in three days but staying in your own town.
-Angus Watt( Womad visual artist)
left : This year the flags that greeted
concert goers as they arrived at stage one were a real talking point and over
the weekend the weather and arena lighting provided them with a continually changing
visual aspect. Wonderful kinetic art !. Right- Womad visual art director Angus Watt, he created the flags , congrats
This photo doesn't do this scene
justice, it was during Baaba's Sat night show and there was a sea of glittering
, moving streamers being waved by this section of the audience that was absolutely
awe inspiring. Probably 500 people had gathered here in a spontaneous display
of crowd kinetics that matched that of the flags behind them
At night, the site has
a wonderful atmosphere, the stages surrounded by the majestic trees and
the crowd outlined by the floodlights.