BazalgetteIt’s the first time I have been to Reading, the crowd are a bit younger than most of the festivals I perform at. You get the feeling that these kids have saved up their money to come all summer, and they are bloody well going to make the most of it! I like it!
There does not seem to be an awful lot of stuff going on apart from big stages and burger vans. But, I guess when your headliners are Kings of Leon, The Prodigy, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys that’s quite a lot of entertainment.
The Prodigy absolutely NAILED it! They still have so much energy and they played a great mix of older and new stuff. I could not go crazy in the mosh because of my show, but I did definitely slosh some of my cider in excitement when ‘Voodoo people’ came on. Whoop!After The Prodigy I went to check out the stage and how the transformation of the Alternative tent to VIP was coming along. I have no idea how they transformed it so fast! Checking out the tent. I would have loved to have seen those sofa’s the next day….
Then it was back to the dressing room to beautify and eat salami.
Kalki the Hulu girl was performing too. Hilariously, I said to her ‘I saw this great Hula Girl at Tassel Club at Pigalle’ and it was her. Check her out! Dead fancy with all those hoops!
The music in the tent was great-( pretty lady DJ with feathers in her hair, I don’t know your name) So the crowd we pretty up for it at 2:15am when I started my Moonwalk. I did the electro version of the Barbarella show to Fake Blood’s ‘Mars‘. I love it. You can check out Fake Blood here www.myspace.com/welovefakeblood
Here are some more pictures taken by the incredibly chirpy even at 3am VIP camera man Lee Bazalgette:
I did not stay for the Sunday night as I had work to do. The festival was sold out, so I managed to wrestle my weekend wristband from my hand on the way out in the hope of giving it to some cheeky looking kid, dying to see Radiohead. The strip leading up to Reading is crawling with touts. I heard a young girl being given some spiel by a tout for a ticket, so I turned round and said- ‘here have my wristband for free!’ and walked off. The tout shouted after us ‘Wankers!’ and made some very vulgar gestures. I’m a lady so I did not shout back. But here is my response: IN YOUR FACE TOUT! haha. You just got foiled by Agent Lynch!
So that was the penultimate festival of the summer, The VIP team are heading to Electric Picnic in Ireland this weekend, so be sure to check out their tent. The last festival of the summer- Bestival is in two weeks. Blimey where did the summer go?
Next week is looking pretty busy, I’m off to Paris on Wednesday for a jam packed day and night of a photo shoot with Aurelia Thevenin and going to see my friends Millicent Binks and Gentry perform in the sure-to-be amazing Gentry de Paris Revue (with Dita!). Get your tickets here: www.gentrydeparisrevue.com and then I’m partying my little polyester-mix socks off.
Signing off until next week,