I might be a bit late to the party with this one, but I was broken for so long after, it was difficult to build myself back up! I spent two weekends in a row sleeping in a tent, drinking at 10am and dancing the night away in a nicely lit up field. This year I went to both Vfest and Reading festival. It was an amazing experience and I loved that I got to forget about work, responsibilities and have fun with one of my best friend. I felt complete broken after, but it was completely worth it.
Festivals are one of those activity’s that you would love to do or you hate it with a passion. It is so much fun with the live acts, the fair ground rides and stalls for quirky shopping, but there are some down falls that not everyone is okay with. Personally, I can put up with the toilets, the camping and the going without a shower for 4 days at a time as I think the good outweighs the bad, but it’s defiantly something to think about it.
One thing I found that I loved more than anything was the getting ready. Personally, I am a get ready in half an hour type of girl and I like the idea that if I put some sort of lip stick on it will distract from the rest of my face, but this changed when I was getting ready to go out for the festival. I found I am a lover of glitter and spacebuns and it was nice to sit, talk, laugh and get ready. while I may not be the best at make up, I had a great time experimenting and creating new looks. I was in love and found my self enjoying taking photos and I really struggle with that.
The highlights of the weekend had to be seeing the amazing acts and I would have to say my top five acts were Jay Z, Don broco’s Secret set, You Me at Six, Bastille and Major lazor. It was incredible, the type of music that you could feel vibrating your lungs. Even when It rained, I could not stay still and I danced until my feet were killing and my legs could barely keep me stood up. It does make sleeping on the floor easier as after you can barely stand, anything you lie on seems the most comfy thing in the world at that point.
I can not wait to do it all again next year, but it has taught me I need to let loose a lot more in my life. I am constantly worrying about money, my work and about keeping my life together, but I need to stop! I need to live for me, do the things that I want to do and let go a bit. Lets hope I keep up with this one.