Monday, 14 September 2009

BESTIVAL, ISLE OF WIGHT, Saturday September 12th 2009

We left Newport at 2am on Friday night, after an evening in the pub, and traveled overnight to the Isle of White. Billy and I were woken up by Stan, our sound engineer talking loudly in his Brummy accent.

Some of us had hit the spirits hard on the bus on the way down and were finding the morning a little difficult.

Some of us got up and went to have a look around. This is the dressing room area.

This is the gift shop at the entrance to the festival site.

They sold Maddona hats there.

Just inside the festival there was a place selling "all day breakfasts". Now you don't normally see that kind of attention to detail at a festival. Maggot went for the bacon and eggs sandwich.

Then we found the main site.

We stood and surveyed at the festival in awe.

Eggsy hung out with a spaceman for a bit.

And then we went back to the dressing rooms to find the others.

And get ready to do the show we were on at 2:45 on the main stage.

on the way we went to the photo tent to have our picture taken for the Bestival year book.
This years theme was "Space" and about 80% of the festival goers had dressed up in really good costumes. This guy was the "Death Star".

We did the snap.

Some of the costumes were better than others.

This dude was safe.

When were got to the main stage Matt E Fresh was there.
The stage times were running an hour behind.

Adam put his costume on, a Dr Who mask and some tin foil.

Then we did the show.

Tony the space police robot from outer space came on stage with us.

This was the crowd.

It was an amazing gig.

Even Killa Tomato aka Tomothy had come on stage with us.

Also the "Goldie Lookin Ladies" had come on too.

Later on we all went back into the festival site and Billy, Mysti and me spent an hour looking for the others.

Eventualy we found them at the Rizla tent just as the Ragga Twins were about to go on.
The Ragga Twins are awesome.

John Cully was a space cowboy, he is in the video for "Apathy" with Loveeggs dad..

Soon it was night time and we all gathered to watch Kraftwork.

We met up with the GLC's chief of security for the South Wales area, Big G.

And by now Matt E Fresh was flying through space and time.

Eggsy had the time of his life and was bummed in a sex sandwich by some space robots.

Then we went back to the Dressing room area and had some cocktails.

Then it was time to get on the bus and get the ferry home. Some of the boys were in better shape than others.

Bestival was the best ever. Massive respect to Rob Da Bank and all who went and got smashed.


  1. i was the big yellow alien power loader you guys had your photo taken with, if i could get a copy i'd love you all even more!

  2. I was the Death Star - hello GLC!

    My girlfriend next to us in the picture is a TIE fighter - the cockpit being her baby-filled belly. Our child is going to be the coolest.


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