My sixth End Of The Road. Not my favourite (last year takes that prize, I reckon), but not my worst either.
Diversity of the bill. From Parquet Courts to Ata Kak, Let's Eat Grandma to Kokoko, Mary Lattimore to Kero Kero Bonito, Serpentwithfeet to Kelly Moran. I could trust that every band I'd see would sound different - of course, there was plenty of middle-of-the-road soundalike stuff, but I avoided that. The stuff I made an effort to see was nearly always completely different from one band to the next. Exception maybe being Bodega and Parquet Courts but, ykno, they're like father and son.
Nice people. The abundance of friendly people who put up with my effing irritating tendency to just chat to anyone and everyone.
Surprises/new finds. Didn't know much about Nov3l, Jessica Pratt, Kokoko or Pom Poko before the festival. Enjoyed them all a lot!
Forest. Nothing beats some mega jenga, a drunken chat in the games area, followed by a disco boogie!
Chatter. Fucking chatter. Can't be bothered to say any more...
Shower queues. Sort it out, just add 10 more showers!!
Final comment is that I seem to be the only person here who doesn't mind the Garden Stage chair gang. They stop at a certain point, and don't actually get in anyone's way. By the time the busier bands are on, they've moved. Who doesn't enjoy a lie down at the back of the Garden Stage now n again?