I trip through your wires
Trip Start Dec 15, 2009
92Trip End Aug 27, 2010
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Thankfully it wasn’t lashing rain that woke us early on Friday morning, but the heat from the sun that made it unbearable to stay in our tents after about 9am
Saturday and Sunday were almost cookie cutter repeats of Friday but with different bands, acts and kids activities. Musical highlights of the weekend (for us) were Temper Trap, The National and Vampire Weekend. Not necessarily a highlight, but worth a mention were the Canadian band Crystal Castles whose singer went a little loopy, diving into the audience and punching any men near her! (Apparently this attack on men had something to do with the attack of a single female on the first night of the festival.) Alex was quite fascinated all weekend by the bubble tent where they were blowing the biggest bubbles he had ever seen and so by the final day he had decided to spend the money he’d received from Great-Granny on a bubble wand all of his own…..let’s just hope it fits into the backpack
For once, we were glad that the weather forecast was completely wrong and after the first night we barely saw another drop of rain all weekend. The kids had a blast hanging out with Uncle Trevor and Auntie Fiona, especially when Auntie Fiona produced the facepaints! Despite the lack of “real” food and showers, perpetual tripping over the guy wires of back-to-back tents and the trauma associated with using “long drop” toilets, it turns out that festivals work quite well with kids and we’re already thinking about going to Glastonbury next year.
In a post-festival note, and somewhat ironically, after travelling to all sorts of wild and somewhat dangerous spots without significant bodily damage, it was tenting in the East Anglia fields where Derek got attacked by insects. We think it was “chiggers” (Harvest mite larvae) that left him with a concentration of a dozen infected bites that caused no shortage of pain and irritation over the ensuing days.