Boondocks 2016

Construction, Festivals

I was lucky enough to join the fantastic crew behind Boondocks for a festival packed with amazing music and lovely Boonies!


There was such a community feel to the weekend, everyone knew everyone, and visitors to oo arh! had some truly lovely comments to pass on and fantastic suggestions for what I could make for next year – so a huge thank you to those who have inspired me to carry on with oo arh! and keep your eyes peeled next year.


As you can see, we have invested in a much stronger and better marquee…not tape or zip ties needed to hold it together this year! And the addition of more fairy lights and lanterns has created a homely feel.


It was a smaller affair than WOMAD, but that seemed to make it all the nicer – not as many people to fight in order to get to the port-a-loos and a smaller venue meant, even whilst manning the stall, we could still hear and appreciate the brilliant acts. It also meant we actually stood a chance of meeting the stars of the stage – some of the Goan Dogs guys came to the stall for a chat and a laugh which was amazing, and Natalia Tena joined in a belly dancing workshop I was at!! Pretty amazing! It also meant I noticed people wearing my clothes around the festival – there were a group of guys who bought two jumpers and a jacket and wore them together! A lovely lady who bought a jacket which really suited her who I saw quite a lot and the belly dancing teacher form Malmesbury nabbed the riding jacket which look amazing on her! There were many more including these two lovely ladies…


I always have to do a double take when I see my clothes on people – I can hardly believe it…they are wearing oo arh! So proud!


This festival has made me realise areas I need to improve on and has actually made me appreciate how fantastic it is that I have made it another year! So another big thank you to those who believed in me, and helped me get here again! See you next year…


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