Wednesday, July 22, 2015

T in the park: Round 2

Strathallan Castle-among one of the most beautiful places in the Scottish countryside as well as the new home of T in the Park. You'd question that fact did it play up to the mark as a great festival site? Unfortunately no, the ground was already in a terrible state before the music even began and with hardly any room to camp it was shall we say a little cramped. However if you want the full blown typical British festival experience then there was mud baths pigs would be proud of, wellies were a fashion must every day.

Yes, the site in Balado last year was the best, but of course this didn't affect the festival. We came for the music and the memories to make, so a little bit (a lot) of mud wasn't going to stop us and neither was the fact there was hardly any room for camp chairs.

With the first night including the likes of Kasabian, The Wombats and Sam Smith, Friday had already kicked off to the best start possible. Seeing new bands likes Slaves perform an epic set on the Radio 1 stage then continuing with classic and legendary bands like Kasabian all in one day is something you can't take for granted, even if the mosh pits were a bit too much to handle.

Saturday proved one of the best days seeing headliners Courteeners in the King Huts Wah-Wah tent which presented such an atmosphere I can't even describe. Before Liam Fray came on stage the whole tent was singing in chorus word for word perfect The Stone Roses and Oasis hits, all I could see was a crowd of bucket hats and waving hands in the distance, it really was breathtaking. Earlier in the day artists such as George Ezra and The Vaccines took centre stage and put on incredible sets. It was the first time I'd seen these artists perform and they exceeded a great first impression that it will make me think of purchasing tickets when their next tour dates appear.

Sunday, the day you hope to hurry for the camping side but unfortunately not for the music side, proved the day I was most looking forward to. Not only did I get to see one of my favourite artists-Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds (with the occasional Oasis hit, like Champagne Supernova and one of the most amazing moments at a gig EVER) but I got to see the local lads I've seen many a time, Catfish and the Bottlemen. From seeing them only on the tiny T Break stage last year to seeing them concur the biggest crowd of the weekend for the Radio 1 stage made me feel a little proud of how far they've come in just 1 year.

Would a festival be on the cards again? If T in the Park is held at the same place this time next year then possibly no, but if the line up was so incredible that I couldn't make the words no come out my mouth, then go on then. Most/all of the time spent with my twin sister alone proved the ultimate bonding trip and what says sister bonding more than a can of Kopparberg whilst listening to your favourite band.

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