Lying in bed one night I said to my boyfriend “There’s rumours that Emienm will play at Reading Festival, if he does should we go? He said yes and the very next morning Eminem was announced (score – wish I could have that kinda luck on the lottery) Anywhoooo, fast forward many months and we were all packed, tickets, tent, blow up double etc… and we were off, even if I was very hesitant, about being too old, about the camping… This is what I learned:

 

  • I am now that adult that hates teenagers. They pushed all over the place, with no bother how long anyone else had been somewhere, had zero manners, the boys were argumentative and shouty, a lot of the girls were dressed in just underwear with slogans such as ‘trash’ and ‘sex 4 ket’ painted across their chests, I didn’t quite know where to look.
  • Eminem is worth going to a festival for
  • The kindness of strangers, a couple on Facebook offered to give us free access wristbands meaning we’d be able to camp in a quiet area, with cleaner toilets, more room and right by the main arena (it was fantastic) I was initially dubious but it taught me sometimes people are just kind
  • Eminem is worth going to a festival for
  • Some artists draw much nicer crowds, whilst watching Tory Lanez (in anticipation for Queens) we had an argument had drinks knocked over us, my sunglasses were snapped, we were shoved all over the place, at points I was actually quite scared, but then the Queens audience were amazing, taller folk moving out of the way for shorter, passing water back, genuinely nattering, it was lovely.
  • Eminem is worth going to a festival for
  • Unless you are hell bent on being near the front of the main stage being further back is MUCH better, due to the fact the ground is mostly flat unless you’re right at the front you can’t see the act, whereas near the back you can, the sound works fine and you can actually dance, drink move and breathe
  • Eminem is worth going to a festival for
  • Camping is scary lol, as I mentioned we were lucky, but we took a look at some of the other areas and frankly it was like the Hunger Games with things on fire being thrown through the air
  • Eminem is worth going to a festival for
  • Some acts will surprise you, I like Muse but I don’t LOVE them, however they were absolutely up there with my faves, you might be surprised if you head along to an act you like but aren’t massively fussed about!
  • Eminem is worth going to a festival for

  

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