I took this series of pictures whilst “Tidal Waves” was playing, and found a GIF maker online called Gickr!
How awesome was Rocking The Gardens at Emmarentia, bunnies!!?!
Before heading for the concert, we met up and had a delicious breakfast at Doppio Greenside. I really think we need to warn venues if a bunch of bloggers or Tweople are about to descend on them… we’re a demanding and exceptionally opinionated bunch. The food was pretty good, the company was fabulous, but the service coulda been better. Oh how we loathe having to look for our waitron!!
We then had a splendirific time sharing a chill-spot under the trees with ExMi and her BF, Snowgoose and her sister AKA bananaramagirl, Bergen, Shebee, her other half John and her fav 14-year-old Cassie. I haven’t been to a festival like this in well over 5 years and I was immensely chuffed to have won two tickets! We were rather unorganised though and arrived sans chairs, blankets or refreshments! Thankfully we were with people who were organised and we could share their blankies. And there was a “beer tent”- which IMHO could SO have done with a basic queueing system (like the ones they use in the banks) because people just crammed in at the bar counter and stood 5 and 6 deep… And a few drinks could take up to half an hour! There were also food stands for munchies. And not nearly enough portaloos or toilet paper.
Are there ever enough porta-potties!??
People watching was a scream! Festivals like this one always entice the weirdos out of hiding and we giggled aplenty at weird outfits and strange behaviour!! And of course there’re always some rude wankers who decide they want some of your space and simply force their way in. When they left, John pointed out to them that they had not picked up most of the garbage they had accumulated and would they be so kind as to do so since this was a “green” festival. They did, without making a fuss. I think they may have been a tad embarrassed, which serves them right.
The music was great and we had a pretty cool view of the stage. Despite leaving early we saw most of the bands, including Fire Through The Window, Bed On Bricks, Tidal Waves, aKING, Ashtray Electric and the Black Hotels.
And apparently Sass was there too with her hoops- and as we hobbled out we saw a pile of hula-hoops and commented on them… but we didn’t see her, which is a pity. We did see a few people we know though, and there was quite a lot of howdies and hand shakes through the day.
We ended up leaving the festival a good three hours earlier than we planned because I stepped in a hole in the dark and sprained my fargin ankle! I was in agony at first, and then it felt okay… but it very quickly started swelling and hurting again, so we left. I’ve never done this in my life before (nor have I broken any bones because I’ve always been tooo chicken to climb trees and such like) and I am frankly surprised by how much it hurts. I reckon that walk to the car was one of the longest I’ve ever done! And I was sorely disappointed to leave as I had really wanted to see Freshly Ground and Gang Of Instrumentals 🙁
Anyhoodle, I’ve loaded a bunch of pictures on Flickr if you’d like to see more!