Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Rock Werchter Festival Day 1 & 2









Well hello everyone! I've been away for a little longer than I expected due to circumstances beyond my control, which I will explain in a later post...so watch out for that! But for now, I wanted to tell you a little bit about the amazing time I had at Rock Werchter festival the weekend before last.




Rock Werchter is in Belgium, so my friends and I piled into a rented car, squeezed in amongst our sleeping bags and tents. We tried to find a supermarket along the way to pick up the compulsory cans of cider and beer, but Belgium seems to be curiously lacking in supermarkets! We eventually found a little shop and bought some strangely named drinks, before heading on to the campsite, just past Bruges. My friends set up the tents whilst we brought things from the car, and we settled down for a drink. 



Rock Werchter is a four day festival and the first day had some really great bands, including Biffy Clyro, The National and Green Day, so we headed straight off to see them!






The National were AMAZING, and so was the rose flavoured cider! We danced, and drank, and sang, and laughed. There's a certain first-day-of-a-festival feeling - standing under a setting sun, listening to a great band, with your friends around you, that just makes me feel perfectly content and happy to be alive. 












We danced until we couldn't dance anymore, and then ended the night the way every night at a festival should end - with a disgusting burger! I look pretty happy, don't I - but my boyfriend looks a little worse for wear!



The weather was beautiful, and woke us up bright and early in our tents - you try sleeping under hot canvas at night! I got ready in my hippy finest. Everybody needs a flower crown.





Friday's line up was the one that excited me the most - it included The Lumineers, Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, Kings of Leon and Blur. We spent pretty much the whole day under the sun, listening to these incredible bands. 

I made a new, rather hot friend at Two Door Cinema Club...



Kings Of Leon were a little unenthusiastic, but Blur more than made up for it with an astoundingly good set. The enthusiasm and excitement they give off, considering they've been playing for so long, makes them a genuinely electric band to see.



We ended the night sweaty and hot, but happy. 



Writing this is making me really nostalgic, I want to be back there! I really recommend a festival to anyone - the sense of freedom and carnival is amazing, even if you don't know much about music. Tomorrow I'll write a little post on days 3 and 4, so wait for that, and following that I'll be writing about my Turkish adventures! Apologies for being away for so long! 

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  1. Welcome back you were miss. I know you had a blast at this festival it shows in your images I understand why you will like to be back do not blame you and thamks for the heads up on Belgium lacking in supermarket good to know.
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  3. Looks like SO SO much fun- especially since you got to meet Santa ;)

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