Really, if I did actually have a lifestyle blog then this festival would be the perfect fit – in fact, as far as lifestyle goes, I would like to live at this festival all year round. Not sure my liver or stomach would cope. It’s an expensive ticket for the option to eat and drink all you can from 2pm – 10.30pm – and not just any old eating and drinking – it’s lobster, steak, top burgers, loads of other foods and champagne, Grey Goose vodka and gin, beer…oh and then of course there is the music which is meant to be the reason the media world amass for an afternoon of wild debauchery. It’s the oldest festival crowd you will have ever seen, strutting their stuff and loving every minute. I did wonder at several points what the bands all thought of the audience – certainly we are all massively receptive to the music but just a little bit greyer than the average festival goer…..especially during “I Predict A Riot” by the Kaiser Chiefs and I was thinking “um,…I don’t think so”.
It’s moved location this year owing to it’s increasing popularity and has moved from Chiswick House where it held 4,000 people to Marble Hill where there were 9,000 revellers – so no where near as intimate but given that there were two music stages this year you can still get up close and personal to the bands.
Here is my photo story of the day:-