Alan wakes us up, he had warned us about staying up late, and there was no time to nap. Get up Nack, get out your tent. Errrr its wet still!
They umbrellas, as if that was going to help?
The mud was still muddy.
However Alan had booked and treated us to something.
Something that was going to be wet.
Something in the Tranquil area!
Yes that right he’d treated us to a bus ride!
“Your going to enjoy this Nack”, He said as he removed his clothes.
What's all this about then.
We had hot warm showers in wooden cubicals in the bus, and then we cooked ourselves in a steam oven and then
we got wet again!
Only this was a warm, relaxing, refreshing, enjoyable kind of wetness.
Where they served alcoholic wetness in glasses to you!
This was the life.
Sometime later after they prised me from the warmth, the wetness and me being happy, so very happy, Alan says “I knew you liked being wet really!”
We clean our muddy ataire
Make a note of the number for future reference
And head back to the real world!!! erk!
We head back tot he tent, to get rid of our clothes and change for the environment we were going to hang about in.
The weather though was getting worse not better. I mean worse. Yes I do.
There are some bad places to camp. that is one of them.
then it rains so hard Nack heads for a Gazebo and that is that he is not leaving.
Alan and Zoe agree until Zoe says she has left something in the tent. And Alan being a real man braved the weather I left to head back. Me and Zoe huddled together and she lit a fag for some warmth.
We watched the tents fly around the campsite like tumble weeds.
Just how many had given up and gone home leaving their tents? There where hundreds abandoned empty. It was an ugly scene!
We headed to the woods.
the all day disco
And took cover with a can and some mud
the tunnes played
the party people danced
the mud squelched.
There was no way anyone was keeping dry.
Eventually though it was time to have a change of scene.
and we left the muddy dance floor for the muddy feilds!
where the party continued.
the bands played.
and my feet stayed dry.
“I think it’s stopped raining” said Zoe.
Let the sun shine.
But it didn’t and when the band stopped the crowd dispensed!
Quick to the front!
yay the next band we will have front seats for.
Eventually we moved on to find lesser muddy spots.
And so we went to the Coliseum.
a guy had his whole family dancing.
The DJ’s played on regardless.
because that's what they do when they have no crowd!
And then there were those hard core fans.
Give it some.
wave your hands in the air.
and then I saw a jacket, a jacket I really wanted, hey over here, I want that jacket.
As it happened we went back to the whiskey tent. From here things felt better.
Whilst Alan & zoe went to the Wilderness stage I went to Physcomedia tent.
the lights were grovey.
And the band good this time.
Once done there I popped my head into The Living Room.
Where there was a “family” band on, spreading the love.
I went to the main stage to find Alan and Zoe.
And that was easy enough to find them.
and we were just in time to see a firework show.
but that wasn’t the only thing to go up in flames.
There in the lake the lego boat was on fire.
And it burned well.
Very well. You could feel the heat, and I started drying out!
And then came on the party band.
Than band to get us all in the mood, for fun, and boogieing.
They brought atmosphere.
And a lot of dance movement, until she was out of puff.
We had on on encore!
And then there was silence!
The view though of the festival was great.
And with the crowds we mad our muddy way back to the other side of the lake
where there was more mud,
We headed to the hotdog store and Zoe ordered me a hotdog and a cup of tea whilst others where in search of real orange juice.
The hotdog was a long time coning, but when it did it was very very welcome.
once we were all dogged out it was time to head back to the camp site.
There was a ray of sunshine.
and there was a ray of search light, a bit late now, and then there was a time to close my eyes, curl up in bed and listen to the group of people next door coming down all night long. I mean on the hour every hour. Oh Joy!