July 19 went on in a mood of "Positivus Festival", the biggest summer music event in The Baltic States. Although people were scared with rainy weather, "Positivus" Day One was quite sunny with a bit of annoying sea wind, especially next to the sea. Still, it all went well for Finnish cult musician Jimi Tenor on the "Red Bull" stage by the sea. Their gig was one of the brightest moments of the first day.
Tempestous wind made Jimi Tenor's electronic psychedelia even more intense for those who catched a melomanic catharsis and still were not kept back by the harsh concert conditions or just did not enjoy the dull "Crystal Castles" performance on the "Tele2 " stage. In fact, it was partly recorded. "Luministic" played a great gig on "Palladium" stage which actually eas the same as "Black Apple Market", one of the best experimental/rock bands in Latvia. Guys told it was their last show, but we refuse to believe it.
"Very Cool People" organised quite a funky show the same place. By the way, on 2 August, they will perform at "Esplanāde 2014" creative and informative space. One of the great, great moments of this evening was the legendary Latvian band "Zodiaks" playing on the "Nordea". They confirmed that comparing them with "Kraftwerk" is rather inadequate. Instead, they might be called Latvian "Pink Floyd".
British folk band "Noah and the Whale" played on the big stage looking surprised with the great number of people watching them. It felt honest to hear them saying they were delighted for such an attendance. "Satellites LV", a very decent Latvian alternative rock band, closed the first day on the "Palladium". It was quite crowded because of the fact that gigs were over elsewhere. A great show went on with the final song called "Nekad Nekad" ("Never Never"). We will continue on reporting "Positivus" news. Who knows, maybe Latvian president too will attend the festival like Estonian president did drinking his beer slowly with the rest of us.