About a month and 7 years ago I went to my very first proper festival.
It was Download Festival at Donington Park 13-15 June 2006. Two friends and I traveled all the way up country for hours on the train to come and rock for the weekend. It was awesome and we went again for the next 3 years. I saw Deftones, Tool, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Stone Sour, Funeral For A Friend to name but a few. By the end I was a tired, dirty, smelly but happy mess. I’ll never forget the embarrassment of the 7 hour train journey back, in this state, sharing a carriage with every day commuters.