First things first…have I mentioned we now have a van?! Yep, and he is beautiful and reliable and merry – complete with a beacon! He will be invaluable when it comes to packing for festivals, moving moves, and camping!
Anyway, back to business…a different festival?! That is right oo arh! branched out into the unknown world of other music festivals this year – Truck was an obvious choice really as it is local, very local, and Alex is a massive Rock Music fan…so the choice was easy!
I don’t mind admitting I was extremely apprehensive, I suppose I always am at the start of a festival, but since this one was new, and came with so many T&Cs one didn’t know what you were saying yes to…so we made a point of setting up early…and I mean early!
It looked like we were going to be all alone for Truck Fest – actually it was lovely to have the space to set up without being it other trader’s ways. We spent most of the Wednesday setting up, meeting our lovely neighbours and getting settled with our new van set up! We even purchased another mini marquee to go between the van and stall so we could keep dry (the forecast was WET!) and store food. Alex had to go back to work for a few days so Matty and I stayed and enjoyed the last rays of sun before the festival started on the Friday.
My fantastic staff even purchased their own oo arh! items to model…and support me! What would I do without them?!
We saw some brilliant bands – varying from new and upcoming local bands, to well known and loved ones – top of my lists have to be Girl Ray (the former) and Franz Ferdinand (obviously the latter!) and my lovely staff had to opportunity to see loads between shifts too, which is what I really wanted!
Yep, it was muddy – but being on a farm there were plenty of straw to go around! We made the most of it and only had a few casualties with muddy foot prints and we managed to keep our feet on the ground…some patches were like ice!
We didn’t take many photos but these two ladies were really fabulous in their oo arh! purchases – they even brought their husbands back to find outfits for them too!
To conclude, we met some really lovely people and even did a little networking – thank you to everyone who came to see us and make our weekend very enjoyable! Plenty of colour makes even the muddiest of festivals merry and bright! xx