Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Rocking Wednesday – My First Music Festival

In 1998 when I was 18 I and my friends from college went to a music festival in Belgium. It was cheaper than the festivals in the UK and the weather was better.  I had been to all day gigs before but this was my first ever festival and it was one of the best weekends I have ever had.

We thought we were so cool, me and my best friend K is our tie died dress and big army boots! I wish I had the pictures to show but mine are in storage. I am sure you can imagine that the weekend involved quite a bit of alcohol and lots of music.

I saw some amazing acts like Byork, Tori Amos, Dave Matthew band, Therapy, Beasty Boys and Nick Cave. I remember dancing around like a fool to Underworlds Born Slippy why they closed the festival.  My only disappointment was that the Verve were supposed to play and they cancelled, later they broke up.

One of the funniest things that happened was to the Radio 1 reporter that was on our coach and we meet up with at the festival. He was a really nice guy and on the last night he walked me and K back to the camp site as we had lost the rest of the group. He joined us all for a drink and fell asleep in one of the guy’s tent. He woke up late the next morning and didn’t get back to his hotel in time to make the coach and ferry home.  He had to take the hoover craft back. We listen to his piece the week after as he was clearly interviewing people on the way home as you could hear the hoover craft in the back ground, he has forgotten to interview us. He also left he address book behind!!

The track I have chosen is by a band that was really popular at the time; I was a huge fan and really wanted to see them. We were just leaving the camp site to go and see them and this song started to play and we realised they had come on early. We ran as quickly as we could and just made the end of it. Thankfully it was the start of their set!

I give you ‘I’m Only Happy When It Rains’ by Garbage 


  1. Haven't managed a festival yet but my first concert was to see Roachford (google him lol) when I was 15 - felt so grown up x

  2. Oh I loved Tori Amos used to love dancing to Fire Starter :)

    Sounds like a fun festival :)

  3. Actually I meant I loved dancing to professional widow, long day..... !!!!

  4. Bloggomy - I remember him! lol

    Ali - I loved Cornflake girl