Monday, July 7

A field in Pilton

We spent a week camping in a field (again). ;)

Just like last year the husband and I were volunteering at the free property lock-ups. That meant we were "just" camping for a little while before the hordes arrived.

This time I didn't drag my big old DSLR along with me though. Instead I carried only my mobile phone which I referred to as my camera throughout, much to my husband's amusement.

The festival post office is great fun. You can stamp the post mark yourself (if that doesn't seem exciting you're clearly not as easily pleased as me :P)

Couldn't resist another shot of the infamous long drops.. looking all pristine before the gates open.

The Pyramid stage on Tuesday before.

Front desk at Pedestrian Gate A luggage lock-up

The first few days had been so steaming hot under rentless blue skies, when the downpours started on Friday I was over the moon. Lucky me, I never got caught in it. The rain would stop as abruptly as it'd started but those black clouds gave us enough advance warning so we never got caught in it.
I guess I am bragging now hehe

"Who did you see?" is a hard question.
Mostly because I could hear the Other stage well from camp and even when I did make my way into the crush of the bigger stages, I rarely venture deep enough to actually "see" much.

I did hear an awful lot though. (Four Tet, the 1975s and Bombay Bicycle Club for instance).

I skipped down to the Other stage when I caught my favourite Band of Skulls tune on the breeze.
Once the sound system powers up for the first time it never really gets quiet again :)

I missed out on the Black Keys being as I was on shift while those guys were on stage. Meh. Mind you, I wouldn't have wanted to miss working the lock-up for the world either. It reminds me so much of my time at the youth hostel - no wonder really - as soon as I am working with some of the same people who were my colleagues then too. :)

As much as I love that festival and want to go again,
one thing that leaves me flabbergasted every year is the mountain of rubbish and camping equipment left behind. The picture below was taken on Tuesday morning after the festival. Everybody camping on the field below had left by then. Mind boggling, no?

How about you?
Got any camping or musical excursions planned for this summer?


  1. My mind is boggled by that last photo. Who leaves their tent AND their trash? Did you get to go tent shopping? :o)

    BTW, I would be tickled to apply my own post stamp too. :o)

    1. No tent shopping for us but we are really happy with the one we have :)

      They've really cracked down on people helping themselves to leftovers too. I think it is because some people have no common sense and start to look for goodies before it is obvious which tents are still occupied. Basically things get stolen more (or less) by accident.

      Some people slash their tents before they leave as well Not sure what the reasoning behind that is. It seems even cheekier and much more wasteful than leaving them behind alone.

      Mind you, somebody nicked one of our chairs on the last night, so I helped myself to a brand new replacement ;)

  2. Hi Stef! I nominated you for a blog award over at my blog!


    1. Thank you :) Always fun to answer some questions, yay!
      (I think I am up for the lazy blogger trophy too :D)

      Have a great day!