Tuesday, 6 September 2011

underage festival 2011

I was looking through my blog posts, and just remembered I wrote this draft about the Underage Festival! It was quite a long time ago, so my bad for not posting about it earlier! Anyway, here it is:
So a few weeks ago, me and Amy went to the Underage Festival (a one day long festival that showcases the best talent to only people aged 13-17) in Victoria Park, London. It was pretty awesome.
After arriving two hours early, we were near the front of the queues, which payed off massively as who should be walking in front of the gates but Georgie Okell from T4 (wearing amazing trousers). I felt so star struck.
So, half an hour after we were supposed to be let in, we rushed in, picked up our free bags and found the Underage Festival Stage, where the first act was performing... Rizzle Kicks!!
We were literally in the second row, and were really lucky to get such a good view, considering pretty much the whole of the festival was there!
After watching a few more acts (Pulled apart by horses, Fugative and all that...) we casually wandered over to go and meet Bombay Bicycle Club. We were waiting for a while, even though we didn't really know who they were, but had heard they were famous so... Anyway, by the time we came out, there were already people lining up to go and meet The Midnight Beast... And I mean a LOT of people. The line basically went around the whole site!! But *cough* somehow, we ended up near the front.
So to set the scene: it's really hot, we have been waiting for about an hour, we were only a bit further down the line than we were when we met Bombay Bicycle Club, and the organisers had already told about 500 people (not including us) they wouldn't be able to see TMB. By now, we were about 15 minutes from getting into the tent, when they told everyone in the line that TMB had gone, and weren't signing anymore. Me and Amy were so angry. We had already missed the start of Roll Deep, and we could have been watching them.
blurry roll deep
After we had got over that, we went over to the Last.FM Stage to watch the last few songs of Roll Deep, and stayed on for Labirinth and then... *drum roll please* ... The Midnight Beast! We may not have got to meet them personally, but at least we could watch their performance, and what a performance! You could hardly hear them sing because everyone (and I mean everyone) was singing along!! And then the streamers went off into the crowd at the end and it was fantastic. Probably the best received show that day.
this is actually the midnight beast...
There was just time to go to the toilet and watch a bit of Bombay Bicycle Club before setting off home again.
Overall, there were good bits and bad bits, but I wouldn't have missed it. Here is my summary:
Best performance: Rizzle Kicks or The Midnight Beast
Best buy: Midnight Beast tshirt
Best stall: Merrimaking stall, but they ran out so we didn't get to make one, or the coke tent... Wooo free Coke!
Biggest disappointment: Not meeting the Midnight Beast!!
Worst part: The heat when your in a big crowd, and all the good bands clashing!
Festival fashion: LOADS of colourful dip-dyed hair (jealous!!), Ray Bans and Doc Martens.
And now... my feet and back hurt:(

On a side note, Pegasus Bridge pulled out two days before the festival because they split up.
PEGASUS BRIDGE HAVE SPLIT UP.. I still can't get over it, they were such an amazing band...

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