Catching Up

Ok – Once again I apologise for the lack of updates! as it eventually panned out, every day was spent as follows:

Get up.
Go charge phone.
Go see some bands.
Go get charged phone.
Take pics/vids.
Catch up on SMSs.
(Ttry to) Make calls and plans for latee.
Phone dies.
Repeat…

That’s just as an FYI – ok – so back to following up on my last post

The plan was set – what could go wrong?!

I saw The Guillemots – they were cool as. I love them. Enthusiastic, eccentric and eclectic are three very good words to describe this bunch – Trains to Brazil being a particular highlight…

After that a few of us ran off to the Other Stage to catch CSS. The CSS. One quick word about the lead singer… CRAZY. I mean proper absoultely off her bloody rocker… but in a really strange sweet kinda way.. but yeah. CSS rocked. Along with Arcade Fire, definitely one of my highlights… (thanks again to Bongo for introducing me to them).

CSS was followed by a small amount of Lily Allen – she was loving it. Surprised she made it at all given the state she was in up at The Stone Circle the night previously ;o)

After Lily we all chilled out a bit over at The Guardian Lounge

Something I haven’t mentioned really so far is the people I met/camped with while I was there… in all there were about 14 or so of us in our little camp. We all knew each other through varying degrees of separation but one theme that continually came out during most conversations was simply how lucky we were.

You honestly could not have asked for a better bunch of friends, old and new, to share such an amazing festival with. Numbers and emails were swapped and hopefully I should have some more photos of the festival (but from someone else’s point of view) to post up here very soon…

Moving on –

Post chillout, a few of us headed over to the Dance East tent where we managed to get to see Mark Ronson. Who was absolutely superb. Daniel Merriweather was there and they did ‘Stop Me’ …aside from that MR was mainly mixing up some old school tracks with some new..

It was brilliant: Mark Ronson doing Rage Against the Machine? YEAH! GO ON THEN!

Perfect way to get you in the swing of things for Saturday night… Danced like a complete loon!
Caught a teeny bit of Mika after that (only because he was on straight afterwards – we couldn’t get out quick enough!) and also strolled past Get Cape, Wear Cape. Fly over at the John Peel too….

But the next mission was simple.. get in a good position for The Killers… Getting at the front was nigh on impossible – so we headed for the hills… about 15 of us following my mate’s mate.. about six foot tall and waving a white glowstick in the air – we couldn’t miss him!

Here’s a couple of videos for your delectation – first – just waiting – the build up dammit!

And second, not much sound again, but this time with fireworks!

I just wish I could see it all over again – it was AMAZING!