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I'm going to Leeds in a few weeks and I'm 29 and it's my first overnight camping festival experience.
And I was far, far too young to appreciate everything properly.
It was MONSTERS OF ROCK
to appreciate everything properly? I don't think I've gotten that old. I still can't appreciate doing the washing up.
I've heard all day
was a mindfuck and I definately didnt let it all soak in and appreciate where I was or how good it was, I just spent 4 days getting very high and missing lots of bands I liked. True festival form really..
to appreciate it properly, any further festival experiences seem less exciting than the first couple. Unless young is code for 'really, really high' as ricky thinks it is.
All the way back in 1996. I was one of the few people who thought The Stone Roses performance was good. Though i had drunk 3 and a half cans of Strongbow and some Mad Dog 20/20 beforehand.
and it was brilliant.
who is older than me. Hurrrah!
first camping was 16, I think.
glastonbury! Mud year! deftones! :D
to Reading, to see Morrissey with my parents.
begged the parents for 3 months to let me go after i'd bought a ticket. couldn't get served but was so full of youthful exuberance that it seemed not to matter. how times have changed.
Beni this year
I went to Reading for just the one day at 16 though.
Reading Festival in 2002, totally OARSUM.
got seperated from friends and spent a day on my own. Quite scary from what I remember.
Reading last year, the last night was my 18th birthday, which was cool, but my first legal pint was a carling.
I went to V Fest for my friends birthday. It was a bit shit.
leeds 2004. it was good
T In The Park, Hamilton, 1996. Way too young for it all really, but Teenage Fanclub were amazing that year.
Leeds Festival, when they the had massive riots.
did a lot of poppers and some acid that didn't work. My friend trod human shit in to my tent so I burnt his shoes in the fire.
I can never be sure.
although I would encourage any experimentation should you ever feel the need to conduct any.
17 the year after for the whole thing. Loved it, but I think I prefer them in many ways now.
Leeds Festival '02
reading festival, the day i got my gcse results. didn't drink any alcohol. but it was uber.
Got my results then straight off to the train station.
It was her first festival, she was 6 too. she had a great time, there were other children in our group. Damien Rice was her favourite :)
glastonbury 1992. spent the whole time in the theatre fields, but I did watch one band - lindisfarne.
Reading to see KOL and Interpol and Digitalism.
it was Download 2003, I remember seeing Iron Maiden, Audioslave, Less Than Jake, and Metallica played a secret set on the second stage (although by the time me and my friends heard about them playing it wasn't so secret and the tent was practically full).
Perferct age I think, I really enjoyed it and ran around drinking cheap cider
cheap or expensive. Yuck
The first really good one I went to was Reading in 2000 when I was 19.
radio one road show in Irvine
failing that, 16, T in the Park 06
i wonder when my parents stopped being cool.
Now I'm 27 and feel like I'm getting too old.
Gbury 1992. Was amazing.
it was gash[tonbury].
I'm only 23 but I still feel I'm getting too old. No festivals in tents from now on. It always fucking rains.
missed Pavement, Qotsa, Mercury Rev
Prodigy (No Good Start the Dance was at number 1)
V97! Reef! Kula Shaker! Dodgy!
Oh and Beck, Blur, Foo Fighter (when they were still good), to be fair....
hippy parents. womad/glasto etc
my dad took my 8 year old sister to this years glastonbury, she loved it
and aged people. So we can all sit at the back saying, "ooh, it's a bit loud".
but i'm going to next years latitude which should be good
reading festival 1994!
i'm doing Field Day this year, but that's only one day, so. i've never done a proper festival, thank god
get off this website now.
im still 17.
Got my ticket from a bloke in my village for babysitting for four nights.
An excellent result I'm sure you will agree.
i wasn't allowed to go to anything until i was 18.
Leeds Festival 2003.
I loved every second of it.
and on the first night i ate loads of "hash fudge" and fell asleep by 8pm. then the next day i saw ikara colt and thought they were the best thing ever.
I spent far too much time in the signing tent swooning at men who I thought were the coolest guys on the planet, got stoned, and took herbal highs for the first time. But then my friend's mum had a nervous breakdown, decided all the tent burning was my fault, and screamed at me in the car the whole way back to Cornwall...not cool.
Latitude this year with my family, but I abandoned them to go and talk to strangers.
I haven't camped.
Irresponsible parents. I wouldn't let my kid camp out for 3 days in a field.
never have let me go to a festival for three days when I was 15. My dad freaked out when I wanted to go and see Kula-Shaker when I was 16.
Foo Fighters, Pixies and Iron Maiden headliners.
We saw Artic Monkeys play the teeeeny stage.
Except I didn't see Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden.
reading. I feel so old when I say that :(
i saw Blur, Primal Scream, Interpol, The Cooper Temple Clause, Yeah Yeah Yeahs... I had lots of fun and went for the following 2 years.
I loved it. Festivals are fun.
Leeds '99, pretty much soley to see Blur.