Watching the footage from Glastonbury took me back four years to my first trip to the festival. I was overweight and underfit, struggled with the camping, and knackered each day by the tramping about in wellies. I hated not feeling clean and I felt properly wiped out by the cost of everything.
But I had fun, after a fashion, and in most respects thanks to Amandaâ€™s amazingness - and its funny how – looking at the footage – the discomfort in itself acquired a sort of nostalgic charm.
I’d like to go again, or to another festival – better equipped this time – if we can work out a way of making it fun for Emily. I’ve had the Big Chill and Bestival recommended to me as family-friendly, will need to give it some thought….
If you’re not festivalled out by Glastonbury next week and fancy another one in mid-July, my friend Ben of awesome band Urusen (who I’ve mentioned before) is organising a cool mini-festival near Bath this year. It’s not expensive (Â£30), will be fun and includes lots of great stuff. See below for more – its a secret, but tell your friends.
Iâ€™m helping promote a mini secret festival in Bath this year called EyeFest, over the weekend of July 18th/19th. They have a great line up of bands, DJs and film for the Saturday. Included in the price is tea and cakes in the afternoon, Hog roast in the evening, and a fry up breakfast the morning after (also veggie options), and all for Â£30.
EyeFest is not advertising publicly, so itâ€™s all word of mouth between friends to make sure we have a really nice crowd. Thereâ€™s lots more info / videos / pictures at www.myspace.com/eyefest
If I have sold it to you (yeay!) then here is the link to buy tickets –
The festival is run by some friends of mine to raise money, which this year goes to three watery based charities (more details on the myspace page), hence this yearâ€™s theme â€œNautical but Niceâ€.
For those who are super keen, EyeFest are also running an offer whereby you can buy 5 tickets for the price of 4 discounted tickets.
Feel free to spread the word around close friends / friendly who you think might be keen to come (and you would like to be there – I trust your judgments), you can direct them to the MySpace page, or send then the links above.