I picked this week’s Five Take challenge theme.
In the UK, summer time = music festival season. We have LOADS now, from the world-renowned Glastonbury festival and Reading (and now it’s twin Leeds) festivals to smaller but still just as fun Latitude and The Hop Farm Festival. These last all weekend. We also have one day music festivals, like T4 in the Park.
I love festivals. When I was younger, I went to at least one festival every year (I was one of those naughty people who jumped the fence at Glastonbury until it became like Colditz!) and when I was at University and working at Rock City in Nottingham, I also worked festivals. I loved every single dirty, sticky, smelly, exhilarating moment.
The last festival I went to was in 2005 and was Osakafest in Japan – why so long for such an avid festival goer? Well although I married a music buff/lover, I also married one that hates camping. I would not be able to get the husband to sleep in a tent for three nights, tramp around in the mud, queue to use the portaloo (or be like a bear…), so alas my idea of a festival these days is camping out in the living room watching the live coverage on BBC3 all weekend. Not quite the same.
However, if I was going to a festival this summer (I’m still working on a one day ticket to the Hop Festival!), this is what I would wear:
Top – Evans (I think!) via Amanda
Harems – Simply Be (2009!)
Sandals – Simply Be (2009!)
Trilby – ASOS men
I learnt in 1997 that wearing clothes you don’t want to risk the chance of ruining is a silly this! 1997 incidentally was the year Glastonbury was like a quagmire – I wore the same trousers for three days straight and when I got home my mother hosed me off before I was allowed in the house.
I know wellies are all the rage for festivals however, I haven’t been able to find a pair of wellies to fit my rugby player calves and I was being optimistic – not all festivals suffer wet weather! So the harems are comfy and will dry quickly if they get wet (denim doesn’t and when wet can chafe!!), easy t-shirt in a dirt resistant colour and impratical sandals – perfect!
I’m also going to try and feature a picture of me sitting in a few posts to try and make me feel better about seeing myself in that position. It’s not flattering but fuck it! It’s what I look like and I’m on a path to complete acceptance.
However if I was actually at a festival you are more likely to see me posing like this:
Are you going to any festivals this year? If so, which ones? Have you ever been to a festival? Which one? Who was your favourite act? Mine? Foo Fighters, Glastonbury, 1998. AMAZING.
Remember to go and see how the others have done festival:
Rebecca – http://theplussideofme.com/
Nicole – http://awellroundedventure.com/