Sunday, June 24, 2007

Singing in the rain

I've been to Glastonbury itself, but I've never been to a music festival. Which probably makes me a boring old cow, but there you go.

Apart from the fact that I am now far too old (there's nothing worse for teenagers than parents trying to be cool), I don't do camping. I'm definitely a 4* hotel type of girl.

I did camp once, with the school when I was 11. We pitched up in a big field near the Cornwall/Devon border and it rained. Just like it has at the Glastonbury Festival this weekend. We all got soaked and covered in mud and to make things worse there were no proper toilets or washing facilities. Never again.

So I'll content myself with watching snatches of the festival music online or on TV. I have just been watching The Magic Numbers online because I think two of them may have been at a table next to me in a coffee bar in Islington recently. Or maybe it was just two lookalikes. I'll never know for sure, will I?








8 comments:

hellojed said...

Don't do camping either, couldn't imagine anything worse than schlepping around in the mud. I'm not high-maintenance at all - I quite like sleeping in dorms - but camping brings out the fear of God in me!

Jackie Luben said...

My early experience of camping was exactly like yours, Cathy and I have no desire to repeat it. Being in a hotel and being pampered suits me right down to the ground.

Amazingly, my son and family regularly go camping and have proudly shown off to me their tent with two bedrooms.

It's not genetic.
Jackie

Sue said...

Hurrah others that don't like the idea of camping. A girl should always have somewhere to plug the hairdryer in!

My claim to fame was sitting next to INXS at Perth airport in the early 80's. My friend and I were so upset at leaving our relatives we never even asked for an autograph!

Cathy said...

Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't do camping!

Marianne said...

I don't do camping too, but may have to do sailing soon. Looking forward to giving it a try at any rate.

I too enjoyed watching Glastonbury on the TV, in the comfort of the sitting room. Particularly enjoyed Beth Ditto and Gossip, Arcade Fire and The Editors, oh and Rupert Wainwright, so am now feeling pretty right-on.

Cathy said...

Ha, I don't do sailing either, Marianne! Boats make me sick...

Livvy U. said...

I'm right there with you on the 4* hotel Cathy! I've always said that the Bim can take Anna-mouse to any field he likes while I go to the Spa...

Really enjoyed reading your blog tonight. It's full of such interesting links, too. Thank you.

Also, wanted to let you know that I have added your blog to my Blogroll at Livvy's Life - long overdue - but there at last.

Best thoughts
Livvy

Cathy said...

Thank you, Livvy.