Yep another year over
Probably another decibel closer to deafness
Another couple of inches of mud added to the baby pink hunter wellies
And more importantly - another family memory
The boys and I Friday afternoon ( obviously none too impressed, AJ looks positively confused bless him - what the ?????????)
The headliners for saturday night - Iron Maiden
The Spitfire flypast at the opening of their show was absolutely breathtaking, for personal reasons it held me captured and I had a lump in my throat as I remembered a very special person.
Queens of the Stoneage
Black Stone Cherry - Neil and I saw these last year and knew they were good, loved their Download set !
Ghost , loved their entrance and costumes.
By far the best act !
In the history of download
It is not often you get a guy in a pink fur jacket, singing truly heavy industrial metal
It is not often that a stage is lit up by mind blowing pyrotechnics from start to finish
It is not often that a 100,000 plus audience - predominantly english - can recite, word for word, the lyrics to a full set of German songs
It is not often that a band can arrive on stage, do their bit and leave a Download audience totally and utterly speechless and awestruck, united in utter respect
It is not often that little old me, card maker, scrapbooker, business person and respectable mother of three totally abandons all sense of reality, loses all abandon, headbangs and jumps about like a person possessed
That is Rammstein !!!
I will never forget this utterly gobsmacking performance and neither will any of my family,we were all united in the thought that we had just witnessed history in the making !!!
On another note, my lovely dear husband of 20 plus years decided to surprise me whilst we were away
A diamond ring - NO !!!
A romantic evening - NO !!!!
A sweet loving gesture - NO !!!
I have a fear,
- Actually several fears
Of coloured pegs
Of wind farms
Of Morris dancers
Of the colour orange
But most of all - CLOWNS
I left the tent on Wednesday, they ( Neil and the kids) were all drinking coffee and dunking biscuits - innocently
I returned to be faced with :
I have no idea what the rest of our campsite thought as I jumped back out of our tent screaming
" I am not coming in there til you get those off !!!!!!!!!"
I am totally amazed this photo even came out as I had to enter very slowly and use the camera with my eyes firmly shut !
So, tonight, I leave you with thoughts of :
Like you do