June 25, 2012
Glade Festival - Setting camp and exploring part 2
Having dealt with the Security and setting up camp in the camper van field it soon becomes time to get the wristbands out and venture out into the big wide world of Glade.
The clouds are threatening rain, but we venture out hoping it will hold off till we have done our intial reccy. We get 100 yards and the rain god throws everything at us, the rain is Horizontal! It literally is coming at us sideways, its time to reasses our situation and we need to put our waterproof trousers on. Deflated and very wet we head back to Basecamp in order to gather our forces and fortify ourselves with Rum!
Gathered in the Big Red Funbus with the rain hammering into the side of the van, we genuinely thought that the entire weekend would be a washout. We set about getting our wet gear on. All kitted up the rain suddenly stopped. We looked out and miracles of miracles the sky had cleared. Glade Festival didn't see anymore rain for the entire weekend which was a bit of a result and entirely unexpected. Of course the wind didn't let up all weekend it was a very blustery festival, with a couple of the smaller tents being blown away in the wind and the main PsyTrance stage getting torn to shreds.
So gathering our wristbands together we hit the festival and start tagging unsuspecting festival goers with wristbands. "There you go mate a free wristband",
" Great, what is it?"
"Its a wristband mate it goes on your wrist!" ;) That never got tiring all through the festival. The fun was soon short lived. "hey mate what you doing?" we are surrounded by a bunch of "security and safety" geezers. "Just handing out wristbands lads, no hassles" I open my bag and display my wares. "Give us one then!";
"hey help yourselves"
It became a feature of the weekend, the security wristband tax. they were running a competition on who could collect all the colours first apparently. Well to be fair, if I was surrounded by a festival full of wreckheads I think I too would want something to while away the day as there certainly wasn't much to do in the way of "security".
For those that have not been to Glade Festival it has a lot of main stages, the Pyromid stage, the PsyTrance Stage, Meteor Stage was the new stage set within a hollow in the woods. Glade also has many tents and each one has an amazing rig set up.
The quality of the sound at Glade is amazing although I must admit the Meteor is probably the loudest rig I have ever heard in all the years travelling to these events. Meteor used sound as its weapon to beat you into submission. You could feel the physicallity of the Bass as it assaulted your eyes and internal organs. At one point my eyes were literally vibrating with the sounds. In went the ear defenders, better safe than sorry.
Here are some of our best memories from day two of Glade. An amazing time and by the end of the day the festival knew we had been there..... final day tomorrow
We have an amazing set of photo's over at our facebook page www.facebook.com/everyonedoesit1