Good evening :)
Well what a weekend - festival fun in the mud!
This was the 5th time I've been to Latitude and the first time in really bad weather. However it was the first time I've been lucky enough to stay in a caravan too. So there was always somewhere warm and dry to sleep and a wonderful cooked breakfast (by my friend) each morning :)
We arrived mid morning on Friday and soon found a space to pitch up. Between the 4 of us, we soon had the caravan and awning sorted and the Pimms opened! After a quick lunch we headed off to the Arena - stopping at so many stalls/stands on the way. It seemed rude to say No to the nice man who was offering free shots of spirits at one of the bars!
We split into 2 groups - my friend & I headed over to a tiny stage to watch a set by Camille O'Sullivan - just 50 people and the most personal set I've ever watched. She was amazing :)
I've watched so many acts over the weekend - both stuff from my younger years - Adam Ant, OMD, Echo & the Bunnymen to more recent stuff - Bellowhead, Eels & Paloma Faith. I've surprised myself by actually enjoying a dance music act too - though the 2 pints of Pimms and smuggled into the Arena cider might have helped ;)
We walked miles - from our part of the campsite to the main stage was about 2 miles through thick mud - my legs today really ache but its been so worth it. I love the feeling you get when you see the Arena for the first time and of course the colourful sheep and flowery sign;
The Arena at night is stunning too - lots of coloured lights and just a fab atmosphere;
One downside - I now will never want to camp in a tent at a festival ever again - why would you after spending the weekend in a colourful, vintage caravan;
Trust me - this way tidy! Amazing what you find when you tidy up - that's where the box of pizza went!!
I won't be late to bed tonight - once the boys are home I shall be snuggling up and catching up on my sleep. The day started rather early as we needed to be home so children could be taken to school. Up at 5am - off the site by 5.30 and home having breakfast by 7am!
See you soon
x x x Vicki x x x