Wednesday, 21 August 2013

V Festivaaaaaaal


On Friday the 16th me and my friend Anna got a coach to go to V festival (my first ever festival) in Weston Park (near stafford), it was meant to take about three and a half hours.. it actually took 5 and a half from being stuck in 8 miles of traffic for TWO HOURS - as you can imagine; this was not fun. But we did finally arrive, we had to then make the fun walk with so much stuff in the boiling heat the find a space for our tent.. this felt like forever, but again we did make it. Once we found a space we literally just laid there for a while, when we finally regained some energy we managed to very successfully put up a five man tent (just for us two.. very spacious ;)). 

Me and the huge tent


Me, Anna, and some random worker that she loved
Me, Anna and my first experience of UV paint

On the first night there were no performers, but there was a really good DJ in the cocktail bar, so we had a wonder around got some chinese then basically stayed there the whole night. Saturday was when it really started, we saw The Saturdays, Scouting For Girls, Tom Odell, Seasick Steve (we went there so we could be at the front for rudimental.. but to my surprise he was actually really good!), Rudimental, Eels (again went there to be early for Ellie Goulding), Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, and then CALVIN HARRIS. He was the headline act on the 4music stage, and he was INCREDIBLE.. an hour and 45 minutes of pure music, fire, smoke, fireworks.. and me going on my friends shoulders - scary but exciting!!

The day went soooo quickly! On Sunday we met up with some friends that happened to be there, we decided to stay at their tent for a bit - chill and drink in the sun for a bit, we then walked down to the arena and heard some Paloma Faith, watched a little of Of Monsters and Men (I was soooooo gutted because they clashed with Two Door Cinema Club, so I could only hear a couple of songs), then Two Door Cinema Club, Jessie J, The Script - and one song with Labrinth, then Beyonceeee.. to be honest she was amazing, but a bit of a let down - she was the only act of the whole festival to be late - by half an hour, and she had loads of unecessary outfit changes and only sang clips of a few songs.. she was meant to be on stage for an hour and 45 minutes, she was physically only on stage I'd say for about half an hour :( aaaand there was no encore. 

Apart from being a bit let down by beyonce (since there was so much hype), the portaloos - although they could have been a lot worse, the uncomfortable sleeping, and missing most of Of Monsters and Men; I had an amaaaazing weekend! Hahahaa :) I have to say lots of the acts were amazing, but my top three have to be Calvin Harris, Two Door Cinema Club and Ellie Goulding. I probably would go to another festival, but next on my plans to save for is a holiday! Now for lots of pictures..


The Saturdays
Me and Anna
Tom Odell

Seasick Steve


MC from Rudimental - blurred, but that's how close we were

Me and Anna, it rained a little the first day.. still loving life

Ellie Goulding

Rita Ora


Ready for Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris!

Two Door Cinema Club

Me in the sunshine :)

Me and Emily

Anna, Me and Emily

Group Photo :)



End of Beyonce, End of V Festival. The UV paint went a little crazy..

Have any of you been to any festivals, what were your best and worst moments? Feel free to share!