“ The 10th T in the Park festival. „
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t in the park 2003!
it was my 1st t in the park, and i had an excellent time.
but i would not recommend it to anyone who hates seeing people doing the toilet in public, anyone who likes good food instead of horrid burgers and half cooked pot noodles, or anyone who actually cares about music!
each act is onyl for about a hour, but you have to wait a good 40-50 minutesbetween each act! which feels like waaaay too long to just stand about, but not long enough to go and explore the arena, as it is way way too full, and walking is a greattask through all of the people!!
there are many other festivals which are loads better than this, which are way more hygenic, and has way les young idiots floating around it!!
saying that, im a sucker. i will still go back year upon year!!
Hands up everyone who likes music, sun, camping, peeing outside and unhealthy food? If you answered yes to any of the above, then I deem you suitable for T in the Park, not only in 2003, but any year at all!
Since 2003 was T's 10th birthday, we should have expected things to be bigger and better. Anyone present would not have been disappointed. With a headline act as epic as Coldplay, things were off ot a good start. I won't bore you with a band-by-band account, but the best of the weekend were undoubtedly Coldplay, Supergrass and Damien Rice.
The sun was shining hot above our heads, which makes for some sweaty bopping around. If you're a regular festival-goer, you'll be quite aware that sweat and dirt don't matter at all. For those of us who camp each year we won't have seen a bar of soap all weekend, and we will no doubt stink of beer and other various body odours. If you're a bit of a priss and think this sounds like the worts experience in the world, it's clear festivals are not for you. I, however, find it kind of fun. Lolling about in a tent drinking beer and being decidely dirty is actually very fun!
The toilets were, as always, an experience. Anyone planning on going to a festival who hasn't already, here's a tip; take your own loo roll and don't drink too many alco-pops, cos they go right through you, and last thing you want is to spend half your day missing bands while you stand in queue for a smelly loo! We who are hardened to such things, however, can either put up with the horrible portaloos, or brave the bushes (probably more suited to the male of the species!).
Camping at T in the Park in 2003 was absolutely fantastic. Having been to English music festivals, I can say without a doubt that T wins hands down in terms of atmosphere. The campsite is brimful of friendly Scots, and you're never short of people to talk to. The noise on the campsite lasts basically all night, which is fun in that you can overhear some really funny drunken conversations, but also a bit rubbish if you're the kind of person who needs their sleep. Nevertheless, I'd advise everyone to camp. At the end of the day you don't need to worry about rushing off to catch a bus or a lift, you can just mosey back to the site with the thousands of other meanderers, drink some beer and have a great laugh whilst discussing the various band performances of the day.
All in all 2003 was a fab year for T. The bands were excellent (Coldplay, again, really stick out), it was fantastically sunny and camping was a great laugh. T in the Park is undoubtedly a rival for Glastonbury now. Held in the beautiful surroundings of Balado, it's a truly Scottish festival with a cracking atmosphere and stellar bands. I'd recommend it to anyone who's up for fun and willing to brave the dirt!!