Honestly? I don't know why people get so excited about these things. Sure, it must be nice to see a lot of bands you enjoy in the one place - to pay one fee to see so much . . . but it simply sounds like TOO MUCH EFFORT to me.
So here are various reasons why I am never going to be a festival type of girl . . .
- I wouldn't have the slightest clue what to wear.
- Camping and me? Not a good combination . . .
My friend who is the massive fan of T in the Park has an awesome story about how one year she got weekend tickets at the last minute. They were non-camping tickets but by some miracle they managed to sneak onto the campsite and found an unoccupied tent where they "set up camp". The next morning, the tent collapsed on her as she slept and she only woke up and realised what had happened when someone tried to walk over her.
Funny story for sure but I would have HATED it.
Oh and waking up hungover AND IN A TENT??? That sounds like a fecking nightmare!
T in the Park in its infancy used to be held in Strathclyde Park - which is right at the bottom of my hometown. Really, if I wanted to go to a music festival, I should have gone then, when it was HANDY. When I could have had MY OWN BED for the night.
And this nicely leads onto my next point . . .
- I'm too high maintenance
- I get lost too easily
You can GUARANTEE there would be at least one phone call from me to whoever I was with asking for directions back to where we were sleeping. No question about that AT ALL.
- I hate crowds
I might ACTUALLY commit murder.
So . . . y'know . . . best I eliminate that risk and just don't go!
Although I've just realised that the line-up for T looks pretty awesome this year - not only is my future husband there with his band, there's also Florence and the Machine, Muse, Eminem and Jay Z! Now I really wish I WAS a festival chick. Damn.
Do you like music festivals? Planning on going to any this year? Any other anti-festival people like me out there or am I the only one?