I also went to Field Day this year. It was the first Saturday I had off work in about 3 months, so it was good to make the most of it (I also had to go to work the next day- somehow I looked and felt fine, I must be a wonder of biology). I managed to see most of the bands I wanted to, bar Toy and Mount Kimbie. I was there with my housemate, but we managed to keep missing each other. When I left I suddenly had a flood of texts onto my phone saying things like “I’m at the bar by X, we’re going to watch Y in a min, where are you?” which might explain it. Stupid technology. He saw Mount Kimbie and found it disappointing anyway. I managed to find my Medway friends anyway, and spent some time with people from Reading too, which was nice.
I tried to go to a talk about the Radiophonic Workshop at the beginning, but it didn’t seem to happen. I sat on a chair for ages and nothing happened. The nice thing about it being a not so huge festival though is that it’s fairly easy to find people. I get very claustrophobic at really big festivals, which is why I no longer go to them. I tend to go and just see what I want at festivals these days, rather than go along with what a group wants to do. I don’t know if that makes me independent, or anti-social. I learnt my lesson when I was young. I went to Reading in either 2000 or 2001 (I can’t remember which) and ending up having to watch Staind because I was going along with what people from school wanted to do, and then ended up missing all but one song of At the Drive In. The only time I saw ATDI, and far too much of my life to waste on Staind.
This is a playlist of songs by the bands I saw, in the order that I saw them. I added Goat to the end, because that’s what we were listening to afterwards, and the playlist seemed short.