Roughly 2,000 people attended the festival over its two days at House of Parties last weekend in Bucharest. During its first year, Presa de Rock Bun presented an all-Romanian lineup, taking place in a setting which is less usual for the rock music fans, which yet we hope will become a fixture at least for this exclusively Romanian festival.
The ten bands to get on stage over the two days of festival came up raring to perform and the public gave solid proof of it through its response, an unexpectedly large public ever since the first names of the list. The opening day started with Up to Eleven band from Bucharest, who prepare to launch their first album and who sounded amazingly well. The Oradea-based N.O.R band followed, who sang also their latest single which has an original video, “In Somn” (While Sleeping). PIMP made a show as usual by props, costumes, two professional dancers and a spontaneous coreography including jumping, performed by the entire band. One of the most expected bands, Robin and the Backstabbers, reasserted their status of professional band during a much-appreciated concert. Electric Vita de Vie band animated the public with its hits dating from all the periods of the band, with lead vocal Adi Despot in a top shape.
The next day was opened by Pseudonoise, who grow in stature with each concert. Astero proved then their rating goes up with the mostly Bucharest public. A quite pleasant surprise for the Bucharest rock fans was meeting Mere band from Arad. Sarmalele Reci brought with them already famous songs from their over 20 years of activity. The most expected band was undoubtedly Alternosfera from the Republic of Moldova, who entranced the public. Their excellent live performance, stage appearance and involvement went hand in hand with the flawless behaviour of the public, who sang almost during their entire display. Alternosfera brought a lot of energy and sensibility both through performance and lyrics. They deserve the plaudits as do those responsible for organizing the event: Gala.