This time yesterday I was lying at the back of the NME tent, crying with laughter with one of my best friends, if I could go back, I would. Reading and Leeds is over for another year and right now I am inundated with post festival blues.
From great bands to great laughs to some surprisingly good festival food (honestly, eat from the vegetarian stands- they have some slightly healthy and delicious choices). It was the best weekend of the year & the best festival i've potentially been to.
Bands I saw:
The Cure | You Me At Six | The Courteeners | Passion Pit | The Blackout | Spector | Hadouken | Bastille | The Hives
Kasabian | Florence and The Machine | The Vaccines | OFWGKTA | Mystery Jets | Greenday | Miike Snow | Pure Love
Foo Fighters | The Black Keys | Kaiser Cheifs | All Time Low | Gaslight Anthem | Pulled Apart By Horses | Of Monsters and Men | Mark Lanegon Band | Mongol Horde | Howler
I cried when The Cure came on stage, danced my little bum off to The Courteeners, gained some serious love for Spector, Bastille and Of Monsters and Men, raced over to the NME stage to get to see Greenday- their crowd got so big they sectioned the stage off!, Pretended that I was Florence, did some serious singing along to The Vaccines, Perved over Frank Turner playing with his punk Band Mongol Horde and got to the front to be amazed by The Foo Fighters.
I almost had to punch a girl on the friday morning & saw far too many arses falling out of the bottom of shorts (when did I miss the memo that saggy bum was a good look?). The atmosphere was amazing and the air smelt like festival. It barely rained, the sun shone & I had so much fun.
Same time, same place next year? Without a doubt.