My time in Falmouth this year is drawing to an end; I’m off back home to London in a few days, and to be honest I’m actually pretty excited. This usually buzzing beach-side town is getting more quiet and emptier by the day, there’s only two of us left in my house now and I have to say I really don’t like the soundless space. I can’t wait to get back to a city and spend time with my family for a few weeks. Then I’m off to Europe for a month!
But before I get ahead of myself, I’ll just back up a bit to the BEST weekend of my year so far…GLASTONBURY! I was a glasto virgin and it by far exceeded my (very high) expectations. The weather was beautiful, the bands were amazing, but most of all, it was the atmosphere and general happy vibe that I loved the most. Everyone was just so…chilled.
There’s so much I want to say about it, I could go on forever. So instead here’s my Top 5 best bits:
- Spending 6 hours in the John Peel Tent and succeeding in getting right to the front for Mumford & Sons
- Seeing Frank Turner do a secret gig to about 100 or so people at Strummerville Campfire – basically a little shed next to a campfire…amazing
- Stevie Wonder…’nuff said.
- Sitting in the fields of the Pyramid Stage, with Jack Johnson playing as the sun went down on the last evening.
- The people. One example being when they wouldn’t let any more people into the ‘football fields’ to watch the England v Germany game, we found two girls listening to the match on a radio and soon there were about twenty total strangers crowded round this crappy stereo all cheering and shouting. It didn’t really matter that we lost…we were at glasto!
So that was Glastonbury 2010. Am I going again next year? You can bet your life on it!
Bucket List Number 36 – complete!
Now my sights are set on the next few summer months, and a good few months they are going to be, I can guarantee that. I’m off to Italy then France on family holidays, then from France I’m heading to the Greek island of Samos to visit a friend before spending some time in Athens and exploring a bit of what Europe has to offer. Fun times before the hard work and stress of my 3rd and final year at uni begins. I can’t wait.
Until next time. Over and out.