Well, Leeds Festival and our time in Scotland was great fun! Unfortunately there are no pictures, as I didn't feel safe leaving my camera in the tent, but they wouldn't have been all that good anyway, especially since we were disgusting by the Sunday morning! Our flight was slightly late leaving of course, so we didn't arrive at Manchester Airport until 9p.m. on the Thursday night, and then had to wait almost an hour for a train to Leeds.
We just stayed in a cheap hotel for the night and decided to go to the actual festival by bus on Friday morning. The campsite was huge, it was like a little city. I've never seen so many tents in the one place before, it was incredible. We walked for miles until we found a good camping spot and got our tent pitched as quickly as we could so we could get in to see My Chemical Romance. There was a huge queue but lots of people were just walking straight to the front and we followed them. It was a great plan, we hardly missed any of MCR, who were great, and it was a perfect start to the day.
We saw Turbonegro, who were strange, Alkaline Trio who were pretty good, a band called Funeral For A Friend who I really liked, NOFX who were very goodnd Iggy Pop who was far too energetic for a man of his age! Then Incubus came on. Wow. Brandon Boyd is HOTT! He's even sexier in the flesh than on TV as well. When he took his top off I nearly fainted! They were great musically too. We then went to the dance stage to see MIA who wasn't really all that good. Bucky Done Gun was great though, it was the last one she played. We went back to the main stage to see Marilyn Manson who wasn't very good in my opinion, and then Iron Maiden who were absolutely amazing! Their songs were good enough, and the stage they had was incredible. They're well worth going to see live any time, they really really impressed me a lot.
In the campsite on Friday night we met some Irish guys, who were camped next to us. Sadly none of them looked like Colin Farrel, but they were really funny, and one of them, Brian, was so sexy. Penny hooked up with him the lucky girl!
There weren't too many bands we really wanted to see on the Saturday so we walked around the site quite a lot and took in all the atmosphere. We did see a really good band called the Subways, who had a bass player who looked so like Caitlin who went to school with us! They were really good, and so were a Welsh band called Bullet For My Valentine, who were really heavy and had one hell of a hot singer!
Queens of the Stone Age were really good too, even though they played a lot from their new album which isn't as good as their other stuff. The Killers were great, they got some really amazing sing a longs. And The Pixies were just incredible! Well, for about 40 minutes when they actually started to get a little boring, but the first half of their set was great. I wanted to see Kasabian as well, but they were already finished when The Pixies stopped.
The best bands on Sunday were All American Rejects, The Charlatans (even though I'd never heard them before they were great), Razorlight, Kings of Leon (wow they were amazing!) and the Foo Fighters. The Foo Fighters were just incredible. The whole set was fantastic and just wow. That's about all I can say about them!
The Sunday night was really scary though, because there were a lot of people rioting pretty badly. We followed some people into the car park,a nd sat there until the morning before going to the train station to get our train to Glasgow. The train left at midday and we had to change in Newcastle. Now Newcastle is a funny place where everyone has really strange accents and it's hard to understand what anyone is saying! But we got our connecting train and we arrived in Glasgow at about 4p.m.
When we got to our TravelLodge, the first thing any of us wanted was a shower. Unfortunately we only had one shower between all three of us, and Tara won the draw to go first, i was second and Penny was last. After having a shower we went to a nearby Pizza Hut for dinner, and to the CineWorld cinema (which is absolutely huge!) to see The Wedding Crashers. One funny film, I love Owen Wilson! We then went to a club called The Garage, which was really big and full of people. I made out with a guy who fell in love with my accent, I think he was genuinely disappointed when I left! (He was really fine by the way girls!) We got back to the hotel at about half past 3 and fell asleep instantly!
On Tuesday we took a train to Edinburgh to see some of the Festival. It was amazing, tehre were people dancing, performing magic and plays in the streets! We saw a really funny comedian in a tiny little bar and then a play which we were among an audience of about fifteen. It's the most incredible experience. We got back to Glasgow at about half past eleven and went to another club, this time it was The Tunnel. It's nowhere near as good as the Garage, but still quite cool.
On Wednesday, which was our last day, we had to be at the airport by 6p.m. so the receptionist at the hotel suggested that we go to Braehead to do some shopping for the day, as it's right next to the airport. This is an amazing shopping mall. I bought a ton of clothes, and jewllery that I totally didn't need. I'll look good in them though!
We caught our plane on time, got very drunk and came home. And since I've been back, well University, work, university, work, you get the picture! Tara and Laura are moving in across teh hall this week, so tonight, I'm helping them move. Can't wait, it'll be great having them living here!
Love you all, Kirstin xxx