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TARTAN HEART 2008!
Belladrum Tartan Heart Music Festival
Member Name: doodle-dum
Belladrum Tartan Heart Music Festival
Date: 11/08/08, updated on 18/04/10 (125 review reads)
Advantages: lots of things to do
Disadvantages: loads of drunk teenagers and disgusting portaloos
**EDIT**I edited this after a comment saying that my list was basically my whole review so I have cut out most of the list and left in a couple of bands I went to see that were good
The tartan heart is different from T in the park. This year (2008) there was more drunken teenagers than the last time I went. This is possibly because of the selection of bands. But more about that later.
THINGS TO DO
There was not many things for older children to do last year, say kids that were JUST getting in for the under 12s go free offer. There was some things there though. There was some things for 15+ ages to do such as belly dancing, yoga, and the drinks bar. There was also the worls smallest nightclub there which sold tiny martinis at the side of the club. There was a buddhist temple there where regular chanting, meditation, and reciting took place, an there was an awning type tent where arty things were taking place. For example, You could make a collage out of magazine cuttings, you could paint a pattern on a small circular bit of wood and thread string through it to make a medallion or draw whatever you like on a prayer flag.
Also the Co-op had a few stalls. one where you could make a speech on anything for 3 minutes and win a dram of scotch whiskey. next to that was a fairtrade cafe and poetry behind it.
across from that was a smoothie cycle. this cost £2. What you do is sit on the bike that powers the blender, you pedal like mad untill your smoothie is smooth enough. then you can really fell that you have earned it.
there was lots of bands at this years festival and the most famous one was definitely Scouting For girls. Here are the ones that I can remember seeing
Scouting for girls
Kazoo Funk Orchestra
Orkestra Del Sol
The Kazoo Funk Orchestra were great! My friend and I just sort of stumbled across them on our way back from the stinky portaloos and I am thankful that we did! (stumble across the band not go to the stinky portaloos you understand) Nobody saw all of them because to fit in that many bands in 3 days you would need to play some at the same time.
There were quite a few stalls to buy useless holiday crap from to give to your friends. these same things are sometimes the sort of things that spontaneously combust if you look at them bus in saying that I got my cat a hairbraid with a feather attached to it and it is still there! (well... parts of it is.)
There was many portaloos but they dit start to get rather smelly. by the saturday, there was puke in the sinks and people had adopted them as rubbish bins.
I did enjoy this festival but might not go again next year.
It used to be really good but since scouting for girls got famout it is more 15 year olds that have went with their tents and wellys.
I wouldnt really reccomend it for younger children.
Summary: it used to be just a slightly more family friendly version of T in the park
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