Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Festival


Spent the weekend at the Cambridge Folk Festival with Kevin and Kate:

Here's Kate discussing something about asbestos with someone from work, while Kevin reads a Learned Book about mosquitos and West Nile disease; we were waiting for the camp site to open at this point...

And here's the campsite immediately behind us, 15 mins before the festival was due to begin.

The photo fails to show the ankle-deep soup of swampy vegetation across the area... the lorry was there to pump it all out a few minutes later though, and the weather did improve almost immediately. Here's mainstage on the Sunday afternoon...


Music highlights started with the completely storming Nizlopi on Thursday night (no photo; but there were manymany pre-teens and small children on dads' shoulders) - they had the huge virtue of seeming genuinely delighted to be there, and worked their arses off to give everyone a good time.

On Friday there was Richard Thompson, who played the best set I've seen him do for about 15 years. He was simply stunning.

After that I repaired to the Club Tent and saw Waking the Witch and another band which wasn't called Usquebaugh but something like...

Part 2 in another post; photo problems again!

2 comments:

Rosie said...

Hope you had a floating tent (and a wonderful time!)

E-J said...

I experienced a strange optical illusion when viewing that first photo and thought the green of the grass was the knitted bit!

Did you see Rodrigo y Gabriela, by any chance? We missed them at Latitude because their set was delayed and we wandered off to listen to the Gainsbourg tribute instead.