As the mega Festivals across Europe are traditionally several days and need resilience for all weathers, traffic conditions and have their own set of behaviour’s and tolerances, such as transport hassles, mud, no amenities (although that apparently is improving)!!
check the reblog from a rainy Fesival in 2007 in the earlier post! Thanks to ‘Bloggersover40’ Reblogs are from another person’s blog, like sharing.
maybe Splendour Festival is a Trainee Festival site kk!
When your first Festie was sometime in the 80s and you’ve been site crew (although really running with the Greenfield people), and that first festie included the ‘Travellers Field’ in the wild and wolly days (pun intended and details spared) then the sophistication of a small happy family festival can be truly appreciated whether you attend or not! Tramping across Europe for those more hectic celebrations is always an option and where better to find out some of the essential details, such as label you kids with the field you are staying in etc etc take earplugs … Taking kid’s to Fesitie’s is a cool idea (ha!) in good weather and often there are super kids fields – but they can be so huge and unrelenting for days: a proper shower, just running water is truly appreciated when you are snug and home. A visit to the beach ‘proper’ is also a good idea your the way home!
Splendour of course doesn’t have those problems as it’s a one day event and most people are local!! Skeg is the nearest beach proper to Nottingham by the way, just voted the 3rd most popular resort in the UK but there is a fake beach now in the market square.
We had Download Festie earlier this year, right on our doorstep as always and that’s a completely different scene, this year there were three headline acts … that’s some hectic planning, imagine three different fan sets, just don’t know how they managed it. So sad about Lemmy but that’s another story.
(and a big soz to the kids who havn’t been able to visit their favourite playground today)!!
The kid in the pic is not a burglar but a girl ‘where’s wally!’ for fun.
the pics are via Bing and in the Public Domain, the collage is made with Serif Craft Artist Platinum.