Cissy and Grace came to the festival at Secret Garden, most people I met said it was not about the music more about the being there. It seemed that way. People in fancy dress swanning about with beers and cocktails, rave dancing on bails of hey. It was great to see Grace and Cissy having […]
Cissy and Grace came to the festival at Secret Garden, most people I met said it was not about the music more about the being there. It seemed that way. People in fancy dress swanning about with beers and cocktails, rave dancing on bails of hey. It was great to see Grace and Cissy having so much fun. The band played up a storm as they always do, it was a long day, as it always is, and they amaze me from side of stage. Noztock was a wet old day, nestled in the far left hand corner of England and Wales, a storm blew up and by midnight I was in the car on the way home, so tired from such a long day, yet the band and Niall soldiered on. Back stage rough old food and damp dressing rooms, but they topped the bill and went down, as ever, a storm, literally. Early festivals for me were mostly hippy in make up, no stages, no back stages but loads of dope and pita bread. We were shy and each note was swollen with youthful abandon from out guitars, although on our first festival I had no guitar, I sang lead! But then we were pre Squeeze, pre everything almost. The Strypes played a blinder at Glastonbury by all accounts, I wish I had been there but was in Westport instead. Two bands at opposite ends of the journey doing what bands love to do, play loud on festival stages. Playing a piece of wood with some strings on it is not a bad job whatever end of the journey you happen to be, it’s a calling of sorts and the complications are outweighed by the naivety of being, the punctuation of day verses night, rain verses sun, and loud verses quite. If I take my glasses off and look at this now it looks like hieroglyphics, Greek even, We have come a long way from pyramids and men with chisels on stone.
(This is a good time to reflect on your life and to examine your goals and ideals. Your idealism will probably be strong, but instead of blindly assuming that everything will work out ideally, you should make a general review of your plans for the future, working very carefully toward attaining your ideals. Also you put all the disparate parts of your life together into a complete picture, so that you can understand the whole.)