I have attended festivals before, but it was Tony's first so he was unsure of what to expect.
Im slightly aggrieved that he didn't get to experience festivals as I remember them. I haven't been to a festival for 6 years before this one and wow things have changed.
Now I'm not sure if it's the impact that social media or shows such as TOWIE have had on people, but the clientele that visited V Festival were not there for the music in my opinion. They were there for being able to post on Facebook that they were at a festival, for arranging their wardrobe before hand and taking millions of selfie's.
I literally took one pair of shoes, my wellies. In my previous experiences, it is the only pair of shoes you would need, rain or shine, purely because you wouldn't want to frequent the toilets without wellies on your feet. I hadn't planned any outfits, just took a bundle of clothes and hoped I had what I needed, took tonnes of dry shampoo and baby wipes. I certainly hadn't even thought about using a shower whilst away, so had planned on my hair being bundled up on my head come the Sunday.
I shall attach some pictures of me and friends at a few festivals back in 2008.
As you can see from my pics, I think we all look a little grimey, we all need a good wash but ultimately are having a bloody good time! The music was brilliant, we saw some amazing bands and we drank cider for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
The kids at today's festivals are far too pristine! Too many people were having showers and then having their hair styled at the onsite hairdressers!!!! Whaaaaaaat?!?!
Who cares if you smell? Who cares if your hair is greasy? Who cares if you have fallen over so many times that your clothes are muddy?
It's such a shame that social media has taken over to such a point that kids will never get to know what it is like to have a truly fun time rather than taking a picture to post online showing that they look like they are having the best time.
Either way, me and Tony had a brilliant time, drank jäger bombs at 11am and loved camping. Our mini-moon was exactly what we needed for time alone. Good fun, people watching and enjoying some music are all some of our favourite things.
I recommend a festival to anyone, but maybe not V festival. TOWIE land is just all too much for a good old party goer like me!
Much love. xx