Monday, July 23, 2012

Latitude 2012

Latitude festival was so much fun! It was my first time going to this one and I loved it! We saw a ton of bands including Bon Iver, Laura Marling, Michael Kiwanuka, Glen Hansard, deus, Tim Ten Yen, Elbow, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Dexies Midnight Runners, Of Monsters & Men, M83, Saint Vincent and Buena Vista Social Club to name a few.



We visited four supermarkets looking for my beloved Westons Organic Cider but couldn't find it for love nor money. Settled on Scrumpy Jack.



I wore my flower crown every day!




We had two days of showers (and several BBQs in the pouring rain). Just when the rain, grey skies and mud were threatening to bring us down the weather gave us a break and we had a whole day of glorious sunshine on Sunday.


Knitting knitting - Amy Twigger Holroyd of Keep & Share had a little tent selling beautiful yarns and other knitting supplies including some beautiful little kits which would make lovely gifts (you can purchase here).



The whole festival had a nice friendly vibe - partly I think the result of a nice mix of ages. I saw so many parents with these neat little wooden carts for their children. During the day they used them to tug their children (and their children's toys) about in and as night fell simply made a little bed using a pillow and blanket. These angelic children seemed to happily fall asleep to the sounds of booming base and a roaring crowd and could just be trundled along by the parents wherever they wished to go. I thought it was awesome but how do you feel about bringing tiny children to such a big festival? 






The team from Giant Robot in Clerkenwell had a pop up restaurant. They were fully booked for dinner by the time we got our act together which was a shame - I can't think of anything better after a couple of days of Scrumpy Jack and chips than to sit down and be served food at a table but luckily on the last night we came along just in time to sample some of their fantastic hot dogs (with home made salsa!) and  the biggest Margarita I have ever consumed.


What a fun time! Thank you Latitude.

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