I know it’s a cliche, but I can’t believe that a week ago I was sat in The Arc waiting for SnowApple having just had a lot of fun watching Rughu Dixit on the main stage. We were SO lucky with the weather…. It rained a little on our first day so my festival umbrella came in handy for the Tom Jones concert. He was brilliant as always, and this year we got to see him twice!
It always goes so quickly, by the Sunday (day 5) I am always just getting into my groove with our routines of when we get up, have breakfast, have a shower, go into the main site….. it is quite a wrench to leave on the Monday morning.
This year was Larmer Tree’s 25th Anniversary, and a highlight for us was a talk by organiser James Shepard about the ups and downs of the last 25 years. Funny to hear about some of the more diva-ish acts they’ve entertained and the lengths others went to in order to play!
There is always so much to do at Larmer Tree: shopping, eating, relaxing, poetry, music, readings, artwork (to make and enjoy)….. I see other peoples pictures and the official video afterwards and realise we missed so much! But that’s why we come back every year.
I love seeing new bands / artists and getting to know their work. I love choosing what’s for dinner every evening – especially as being a vegetarian, there is so much choice!
Highlights for me this year were (in no particular order) having my usual chocolate, banana and nut crepe – I look forward to one every year! Bellowhead singing Gosport Nancy (as I live in Gosport), FB Pocket Orchestra (they should have been on the Garden Stage I think, perfect for a sunny afternoon), poetry in the Lost Wood, Gaz Brookfield – love his amusing take on life, Will McNicol, having a temporary tattoo, Bill Bailey, Show of Hands, the aforementioned Rughu Dixit and Hunter & the Bear.
We never did stay up late enough to go to the comedy nights! Maybe next year….
I also had a lot of fun looking out for interesting pictures, a few of which are in this post. You can see many more of our photographs here: www.peppermintsea.com let me know what you think!