Sunday, June 03, 2007

Wychwood 2007

I didn’t make Wychwood festival last year, so it’s interesting to see how it has grown and developed since its first appearance on the festival scene back in 2005. A little bigger, but generally the same, I confess I find it a little hard to reconcile the worthy front end, with the underlying unmistakably corporate, commercial foundations.

I guess the same can be said of a lot of the audience, middle class neo-hippies with bags espousing the joys of real nappies as they push their over-indulged off-spring around in the buggy-world’s equivalent of the SUV off-roader.

Still, I’m here to help out in whatever way I can, happy to help out some very excellent people who are involved it making it all happen on the ground. A bit of looking into this, a bit of helping form a response to that, even a bit of pulling pints in the Beer Tent when they're short.

And whilst much of the festival might not ring my particular bell, there is always something about the festival vibe in general that makes my heart glad. In the quiet times, taking some time out to munch noodles and sip frozen margaritas in the sunshine with some of the best people I know – well what’s not to love?

Oh and I caught bits of Badly Drawn Boy and Fun Lovin' Criminals...which was nice.


The Harbour of Ourselves said...

BDB would be great at GB - but how much.....

see you monday

1 i z said...

Nothing I haven't said myself Paul...

Ooh Monday - are we meeting for drinks first? Email me at liz@ the usual festival domain thingy if you want to make plans/swap mobiles.