Thursday, 7 July 2011
I want to see people and I want to see life
Man I wish life was like a festival all the time. Well maybe not ALL the time, because the toilet/shower facilities would get you down after a while... but still. Last weekend I went to the Hop farm festival, described be Morrisey (Saturday's headliner) as ' the most civilised festival in the country. ' I have to agree since they actually had showers (!) and also it's in Kent. It was a lot of fun. I went with a couple of friends and totally forgot I was going until Friday, so had to pack a bag in a rush and get down there. Also amusing was our attempt to put up our tent which was really not meant to hold the number of people it claimed to. There were three stages, one charmingly called Bread and roses, lots of tasty food stands and a vintage tent where I got a sweet little blouse. The music was great and a little alternative, my favourites were Cloud Control, Newton Faulkner, the Guillemots, the Noisettes, (the singer was fantastic) and of course Morriesy. Although I doubt everyone would agree with me, I did find Morrisey's singing 'meat is murde'r mid way through the set a bit of a downer. Although it was worth it to hear 'this charming man' and particularly 'there is a light that never goes out'. We also got to see a bit of Patti Smith and Lou Reed, although I managed to miss the Bluetones. I'm going to Lattitude in a couple of weeks for more festival fun. I'm also going to try and not be a coward and take some pictures of all the awesome outfits I see.