Well, I spent the week leading into Parklife wondering whether I should sell my ticket or even just not turn up.
The weather looked grim, the mud from previous years looked grim, my stay over fell through so I'd have two Sheffield round-trips.
Decided to go in the end, arriving at 2.30pm ready to see DJ Koze at 2.55pm. Of course, I hadn't planned for queues (facepalm). Even so, 2 hours is taking the piss really. Stood in the rain, on my own, I thought about just leaving so many times.
Very glad I didn't. Gutted I missed Koze, Yaeji, Little Simz... but I saw SO much good stuff.
Highlights were probably Solange, Earl Sweatshirt, JPEGMAFIA, Pusha T, Migos (just for that crowd), Kero Kero Bonito.
Once inside, the festival ran impeccably.. all the food I had was nice, and I never had to wait long to get a drink (I was on the tea or water tbf!). Everyone was obviously veryyyyy young, but everyone was fine and polite to be honest. All my preconceived ideas were out the window pretty quickly.