Well what a damp weekend we all had at Stafford this weekend, it started off badly enough with the 2 mile hike from the car to the campsite and got steadily worse when we had to pitch our tent in torrential rain. All my clothes got damp to some degree and my tent was full of water by the time it was up. But hey! i've had 4 years of great weather at V so it had to happen sooner or later. That was the only downside apart from the usual things(see forums for whinging festy goers)which can upset the more pessimistic of our fellow campers but don't really bother me too much.
I did manage to blag some VIP passes this year for me and my friends which put us firmly within the same social circles as the soap stars who weren't famous enough or couldn't be arsed to get to Chelmsford for the Tv cameras. The bar was expensive,the food was expensive and the(and i use the term loosely)"celebrities" were very thin on the ground, but it had a very important ingredient..clean toilets,and i do mean clean,it certainly kept the women folk in our party happy.
It was my wifes first time to V and as an avid soap watcher she was quite thrilled to get her picture taken with "Sam the Hollyoaks rapist" although i must admit i was keeping one eye on the camera viewfinder and another on her drink.We also saw Donna from Emmerdale(i think?)and the 3rd most famous man from Busted, Matt whatisface?
Ironically i met the most famous person of the weekend not in the VIP area but whilst watching the Sugarbabes which "her indoors" had dragged me over to see, i'm standing there watching and minding my own business when i happened to notice a rather famous and arguably the coolest person at the festival(Beck included)standing 3 feet in front of me. Yes, i was in the prescence of Faithless' Maxi Jazz. I shook him by the hand,wished him luck for his set later that day and told him i'd be watching.The guy is so down to earth it's refreshing, he didn't seem to mind at all and duly thanked me for my support.As it transpired i didn't actually get to see faithless so i feel pretty bad about that now, i did however see them 2 years ago so surely that counts doesn't it?
We're back home now,all the washing is done,the tent is dried out and i'm about to go to bed. I was going to post some pictures from my phone into my gallery but to be honest i can't be bothered. I'll wait until my others are developed and do them en masse. I will however leave you with one taken on my phone which i have entitled "Morrissey sucks!" it's a shot of my mate Paul answering a call of nature against the arena fence but choosing a fairly conspicious and extremely unfortunate spot to do it in.Not sure what he's smiling at either??