Hello you lovely lot!
I am back from having a very long break and I cannot wait to start making new blog posts on lots of different things I have been doing over the past month or two, so keep an eye out as I will be writing more frequent posts. I hope you will enjoy reading them :)
I was lucky enough to finally get my hands on a V Festival ticket so on Friday 16th August me and a group of my friends headed down to Staffordshire, it was such a glorious day too which made our excitement reach a whole new level. When we arrived we unpacked the car it looked like we brought everything but the kitchen sink!
Luckily 2 members of our group traveled down early hours in the morning to set up camp for us so we were pretty jammy. However I thought that it would be a good idea to bring these "quenchy kups" which are those orange and blackcurrant drinks that kids have and you can freeze them to make frozen ice drinks, I'm sure you know what I mean I think they were in every ones childhood. Anyway our tent was like the furthest away in "Blue Camp" so as you can imagine there were 5 of us dragging all our stuff in the blistering sun and our bin bags were snapping so quilts were escaping, yes that's right blumming quilts! they wanted to sleep in luxury haha anyway after walking for about 45 minutes I was dying of pain, my little muscles were giving up on me because my box of quenchy kups was digging into my arm (i'll show you evidence later) and I was just going to leave them behind in the sludgy mud. But as a trooper I am I carried on XD
|This bruise was 4 days old when I took the photo!|
All down to a cardboard box XD
We decided to ask where this "Blue Camp" was so this woman said "carry on walking right down to the bottom, turn right, go up the hill, and then carry on walking and you will see it" my heart just dropped when she mentioned the hill..I thought it was going to be the end of me.
We got there in the end and to be fair all we had to do was drop our stuff in our tent and that was it... The weekend could begin!
I saw so many acts it was unbelievable, I don't even know how we managed to fit them all in. In total we saw like over 19 acts!
I obviously have my favourites and they were:
- Jessie J
- The Script
- Jason Mraz
- Olly Murs
- Calvin Harris
- Gabrielle Aplin
- Ellie Goulding
- The Saturdays
There are a few that surprisingly disappointed me slightly only slightly, possibly due to lack of audience interaction. You wouldn't think that has a huge impact but it really does.
Obviously I was ecstatic my idol was there, Beyonce! :D I waited with my 2 best friends from 3pm till 9.30pm for her so you can imagine my scream when she finally came dominating the stage. Now I can never really call her because she can't do no wrong however, I was kinda let down with little things she did, I waited half an hour for her even though I knew she was here because on Saturday it announced she was on rides having a ball and she was still late. At the time I wasn't that bothered but looking back it was a little unfair. The thing that got me was the amount of times she had an outfit change. I just wish she had concentrated on singing a lot more songs. She basically fitted a whole concert of the Mrs. Carter Show into an hour slot which was amazing but I felt it was rushed.
Has she made me less of a fan? Definitely not! But I haven't listened to her since :/
I think it is only because I have waited to see her live for absolutely ages, years even. So my expectations of her were extremely high after watching so many YouTube videos and the Glastonbury performance, so any slight fault would disappoint me because I wanted it to be the best thing I had ever seen.
I definitely would go to a festival again, infact I am hoping to go to Leeds depending on the line up next year, because it will last longer too!
Here are a small collection of photos from the weekend.... Enjoy! :)