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Best Aug Bank Holiday Ever!
Member Name: lozenlady
Advantages: Paramore, The Libertines, Pendulum.
Disadvantages: Guns and Roses.
Reading Festival 2010!
Where to even begin. Well I'll start with the camping. We camped in purple, a group of six, we got there on the wed with eary birds, good job we did to! Found a spot and even managed to save enough room in the middle of our tents for a gazebo. A perfect area for eating and chillaxing at the fest. The toilets in the campsite were pretty grim at the best of times, by the end of the week just walking with 100 feet of them would burn your nostrils! But needs must. It came to the point were if you were a guy you used the local 'stream' or a gal you held on untill you were in the main area to use the porta-loos.
Weather: Well what else to expect of an English summer? Rain of course, but no-one let it dampen their spirits, seen as wellies are the most essential piece of festival fashion! So much water meant getting to our camp site involved wading through swaps which by the end of the week were covered with trash.
Personal Hygiene: ..... Who has personal hygiene at festivals? Well the showers are acceptable if you remember your swim suit as they are communal or there are other options if you feel comfortable, for a quick clean up not much more can be asked.
Food and Drink: £££££££££££££££££ Unless you recently won the lottery I would not advise eating or drinking in the main arena or outside if you are camping. *As long as drink is in plastic bottles then you are allowed to take it into the arena, so get those spirits in for cheap fun :)
Music: Well where do I even begin. The music is fabulous, the reason I attended the festival, much to some festival goers dissapointment. Biggest let-downs.... The famous Guns and Roses, well done Axel Rose you have just lost around 100'000 fans due to your stupidity. They were an hour late on set, an hour of which the crowed were constantly booing and half of which left. I stayed for two songs then left to watch Marina and the Diamonds. The songs I did stay for were pretty bad IMO, he didn't perfom well and there was no atmosphere within the crowd. Biggest winner.....Pendulum were rather amazing, getting 20'000 people raving it up in the tent, the crowd an undulating ocean, playing big audience pleasing hits such as Witchcraft and Granite. Dizzee Rascal not some-one you generally expect to see at a rock and roll fest but he was the biggest crowd pleaser of the festival, the whole main stage was with him singing, he played his biggest hits and gave it his all.
Summary: Don't go if you have an issue with drugs, dinking or sex.
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