Monday, 2 September 2013

READING PART ONE

I'M BACK FROM READING FESTIVAL IN ONE PIECE. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! 

I also have no voice left & feel the need to sleep all the time but it was insane (that's a good thing).


You'd think everything was calm & peaceful from this photo, it couldn't be more deceiving! Roars of cheering Mexican-waved their way through all the campsites in turn, people were running around to see campsite attractions & the way to greet strangers was to scream 'READINGGGGG'.

Our group (12 of us camped together), stayed in Red - the one with the fair & silent disco in it - wooooo! Naturally we had to explore everything we could on the first night, then settled down to talk the evening/early hours of the morning away.


We all woke up really early the next morning for some strange reason, so spent the morning having a very elongated breakfast bar feast sat on the grass. THEN FOR KODALINE.


Oooohmigosh they were wonderful. The first act we saw of the festival & one of the best. Their songs just get you inside and all you want to do is sing your heart out (which I did).


Now for a very important matter. The food. It was sooo good, there were loads of stalls which catered for literally everything, never have I seen so much good food (and that's coming from someone who's worked in a Michelin-starred restaurant). 

My favourite van was one particular vegetarian one which made everything really delicious; Day 1 meal from them : A Mighty Cheeseburger. Mmmm.


Paul & Sophia both went for this genius idea: A GIANT Yorkshire Pudding.





At some point in the day, I went with Abby & Sophia to the NME tent to catch a good spot before BASTILLE. So good that they deserve capitals. Oooh yeah.

Below: Abby, myself & Sophia


Some more people from our group joined us a little later on & we met with someone else with the name Abby. 

Then Bastille started. They were incredible. Everyone was packed into the tent (we were so lucky to be at the front of the second section) & singing at the top of our voices, dancing to every song, it was a dreaaaam.

The security guards were really good too, they took this photo of us all screeching & handed / sprayed us with water to keep us cool.




Above: Abby, Abby, Me & Sarah

After Bastille, we went back to camp & painted our faces before going back out to the Arena for Greenday & Skrillex, then spent a long night around our campfire/garden light meeting our neighbours & feasting on the delicious chips from our campsite. SO GOOD.

Below: Viki, Sarah, Abby, Sophia, Me & Abby


Oh yeah, and HAPPY SEPTEMBER GUYS, THE BEST MONTH. Maybe also influenced by the fact my birthday is TOMORROW...

Listening toooo: 'Every Vessel Every Vein' by Joel Baker (my favourite from the introducing stage, he was really really good), 'These Streets' by Bastille & 'All I Want' by Kodaline



26 comments:

  1. Ah I'm so jealous that you went to Reading festival! I went to Leeds last year as it was probably one of the best festivals that I have ever been too even though it just rained the whole time!
    That Yorkshire Pudding is absolutely HUGGEEEE too, pretty cool!
    Happy Birthday for tomorrow too, hope you have a smashing day! :)
    Emily xx
    My Ginger Bread Journey

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    1. Haha mud fights must have been so much fun! Although the clean part, not so much haha.
      And thank you Emily! I had a lovely birthday!!xx

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  2. Looks like heaps of fun!
    Your blog is great too, going back to check out past posts now :)

    Kendra
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    1. Aw thank you Kendra, glad you like it!xx

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  3. I went past Reading on the train yesterday & all the festival debris was everywhere, looked like carnage! Haha I'd love to go one day, looks like you had a fantastic time :) have a wonderful birthday tomorrow!

    partyatgatsbys.me x

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    1. It was carnage when we left, the amount of tents left there was insaaaane but it was so much fun, I definitely recommend it! And thank you, my birthday was great!xx

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  4. Looks like you had a lot of fun! Bring on festival season 2014...

    And I so want to make one of those massive Yorkshire Puddings now!

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

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    1. I don't blame you, even as a vegetarian I thought they looked good! Bring on festival season 2014 indeed!!xx

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  5. Looks like you had an amazing time! Next year I definitely need to book some festivals early on, I only went to a couple of small ones this year :(
    Hope you have a good birthday tomorrow!!

    Chloe x
    chloehford.com

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    1. Thank you, my birthday was gooooood!:D Might be worth it, I think you can get tickets cheaper earlier on too, I'm sure your festivals were fun too though :)xx

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  6. Happy birthday!!! Sounds like you had a great time at Reading.

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)
    I hope it's a wonderful one, and many more amazing birthdays to come!
    Wow, look at these photos, I am so jealous! Looks like an awesome event, just my cup of tea!

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    1. THANK YOU! It was my 18th so it was a pretty big deal woooop! Ah it was great, definitely reccommend it!xx

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  8. Looks amazing. Festivals are great, you find so many nice things: not only music, but art, food,etc..=)

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    1. Agreed! There wasn't that much art as it was Reading after all aha, but foodwise was awesome!!xx

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  9. greaaat piccies! looks like so so much fun.
    also... that giant yorkshire pud is puuuuure genius! I'm gonna have to try and recreate that XX

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    1. Thank you, I looooved it! Haha I love the idea, I'd love to try to make my own vegetarian version too:Pxx

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  10. You're photo's from Reading are amazing! I went but only managed to last one night aha. I know what you mean about everything looking calm and peaceful in the photo's when really it's not. Looks like you had an awesome time :)

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    1. Ah no, I guess it isn't the comfiest place to camp (shower-wise especially aha), hope you had fun neverthelssxx

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  11. Amazing pics! Looked like a great festival. Also happy birthdayy, hope you had a great day :) x

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! It was lovely, I celebrated with a day out in Cambridge with a good friendxx

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  12. I really couldn't hack going to a festival but it's cool to see your pictures and experience. I'm so jealous that you got to see Bastille!

    Louisa's Notebook

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    1. Aha I thought it might not be for me too at one point but it was amazing, you should have a go! :Dxx

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