Monday 25th August 2014 @ Greenbelt Festival
So the weather forecast for Monday was constant rain all day. There was a slight gap after a opera singer scared the rain away before Folk On started. Then it just continued to rain until the last Big Top slot had finished. I can’t draw in rain so you just get photos and videos for the day. (Plus even when we were in tents my everything was wet and a bit muddy.)
Oh and we saw the end of a Outerspace panel which was really interesting (because the talk my parents were planning to go to got moved to a tent far too small for the demand.) .. but I ran into some homophobia recently that made me very cross with the church so anything like this is helpful.
The first photos are of Folk On (I have sketches of them from last year and probably some other times before that). They know how to get a big wet crowd to have a good time. Their fans wear caps with badges and slugs sewn on. :)
Then Hobbit came on the mainstage to do a solo slot. I don’t know how much people pay attention to these festival posts but Hobbit used to beatbox in a band called the Austin Francis Connection at Greenbelt every year for a while. My mum didn’t want to stand in the rain so I filmed some little clips for her. Since I have no sketches here they are …
I then rushed over to the poetry tent to see the 2nd part of Woken Spurred. Hosted by Harry Baker and featuring Vanessa Kisuule (in the photo), Josh Idehen and Hobbit again. This time Josh did a poem about Gandalf from LotR and then did another poem?(rap?) with Hobbit. They were all amazing, I really love the poetry events I’ve seen at Greenbelt over the past couple of years.
again another video just to show mum. the sound is a bit better on this one because it was quieter (but the loud bass was really great on the mainstage, its just a shame the camera can’t cope D: )
Tinariwen came on early because of the rain. Their music sounds so laid back. I’m really glad I got to see them. dancing in the rain with pie and mash. It would’ve been cool to do gig sketches, but you can see the rain issue.
then back to the Big Top for their headliners. Guess who is in there first?!! The Hummon family (for the 6th time over the weekend, thats no exaggeration I did a little count). And then Martyn Joseph again.
We were then told that the carparks where so muddy that everyone was advised not to leave the camp site until morning. But we had been staying off site so we had no tent to sleep in. :S but we went and chatted to some organisers to find out which carparks and stuff. The staff were lovely and we managed to get off site and home at around 1am :) Thanks for a great time greenbelt!!!