As this is my first blog post I wanted to share with you one of my most favourite memories from this year! In July, I attended Truck Fest, which may not be a very known festival as I hadn’t even heard of it till i decided to go. It’s held in Oxfordshire and lasted three days, obviously we were lucky enough to be blessed with typical weather and it rained majority of the weekend.
It was really nice being able to leave all the exam stress behind and head straight to a fun weekend away with my friends. Packing was so so hard because I ended up taking so mjuch pointless things that I didn’t even use! For food I literally brought biscuits and after that weekend I’ve never wanted to look at another. As me and my friends were all under 18 at the time I decided to fill a huge lemonade bottle up with vodka lemonade cans and cut off the bottle lid but replacing it with another that I had taken off with boiling water, which I had read online. It The journey there was quite long as we got a train, then had to wait hours for a shuttle bus to take us outside the festival (which ended up being a 40 minute walk). When we got there we were really limited to space to put up our tents, so we just parked them on the first bit of grass we saw.
On the first night I saw Franz Ferdinand, which honestly were one of my favourites over the whole weekend and Slaves and then ended up in the rave tent with Idris Elba! I also managed to catch a glimpse of High Tyde before rushing back over to the main stage, I was gutted I missed LeBoom.
Saturday consisted of shopping around the stalls and watching Mr Motivator do some crazy routines. There were so many playing that night from The Libertines and The Wombats to Nothing But Thieves, Sundara Karma and Will Joseph Cook. I did miss a lot of acts that day but its actually really hard to keep track of when everyone’s playing, because it was small you could literally hear a song you knew and rush to the tents. We also got stuck in the paint party and it literally covered my face! It all came out of nowhere and everyone started throwing it at each other!
On Sunday everyone woke up pretty dead and we just sat drinking for about four hours in our camp chairs saying nothing to each other! We were all really really drunk and struggling with it, I was falling everywhere.. That was until we had to head down to see my favourite band for the first time, Twin Atlantic. It was amazing seeing them and I actually cried. I was lucky enough to get on someone’s shoulders just as Sam (lead singer) crowd surfed for him to point at me! Obviously there were loads of good acts that night and over the whole weekend like The Vaccines, Cabbage etc but I was honestly out of it most of the time.
The whole weekend consisted of glitter and crazy outfits, pineapple tops, feather boas, flower necklaces, bucket hats and of course gems!
I think I will definitely consider going again next year but alongside a bigger festival. It’s a great first time festival because everything is really close and it’s a reasonable price. It’s also right at the beginning of summer so you can save up for another.