9.8.14

Splendour Day 7


This is probably the only photo that actually has everyone who was in the group in the photo, and it's not even a photo of us. This is Pads' Splendour shirt, probably the best souvenir you could have. This is the last day of Splendour 2014, make it count.




Spent a good hour getting braided by the campsite hair stylist Kady.






Seriously fell so head over heels in love with these cornrows. 




My two best friends looking amazing.



Off duty model









Kimono
 / UNIF
Dress / Milk & Honey
Shoes / Dr Martens








































We headed in to the festival around lunch time, and headed straight to the noodle bar. I got Laksa, Saya got Lemongrass and they were both amazing. Could not have finished if we tried. The boys got our leftovers.



After the noodles we watched Golden Features and Saya then left us for Mikhael Paskalev who was pretty spectacular I have heard. Luke and I spent the rest of the day hanging out and then we met up with everyone at Grouplove. Didn't really know them that well but they truly blew me away. And I think they were pretty blown away playing at the Amphitheatre stage.


The group then went their separate ways, Saya and I went and got food. I think my biggest regret about Splendour was not eating enough food during the festival. We tried to make up from it on Sunday but it just wasn't enough. For dinner I had sweet potato nachos and Saya had breakfast muesli. The people next to us left a donut behind. As you can see they only took one bite. I may or may not have stolen this donut. And I may or may not have been so happy about getting a free Byron Bay organic donut that I forgot to look where the bite had been taken and ended up eating the whole thing. No regrets.


Outfit change for the night. Saya's most amazing Japan jumper ever, and Topshop thigh high socks.



On the last night the Silent Disco only cost $5 or $10 compared to $30 it cost for the rest of the festival. We didn't do it, but if it is around next year, definitely go on the last night.






We decided to do something different and we went to Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School at the Global Village. It was pretty interesting.



We tried drawing eachother without looking at what we were drawing, it was a good time. After this we were walking to meet up with everyone before Foster the People and got harassed by two jerks on acid, that was not a good time. But we got away quickly and found everyone.


We only stayed for a couple of songs and then were rushing to see Ben Howard. Who took 20min to start and finished early. I had been so excited to see Ben Howard so I was pretty upset that I didn't get to see a full set. Plus he didn't play "Only Love" and Luke had to leave halfway through because he was leaving early the next morning. So Ben Howard didn't really live up to my expectations. But I will still count it as another tick on my Live Music Bucket List.


Lily Allen was the last act we saw at Splendour and she really did blow me away. Was never really that interested in her but now I am mildly obsessed. Such a babe and I love everything she stands for. So happy I get to see her live again when I see Miley Cyrus. #bangerz





Ended Splendour with a bang at the Teepee Forest. Was the best night, and had the most fun I have had in a very long time. 


Splendour seriously delivered the goods this year. I hope every year just keeps getting better and better, because this year was fantastic. This whole week had just been perfect. I wouldn't have changed a single moment.
Tomorrow begins the long drive home with our tails between our legs, devastated that we have to wait a whole year until we can do this again.




#splendourinthegrass
#SITG2014

erica

5.8.14

Splendour Day 6



The half way point of the festival is always the hardest. Splendour day 6, Saturday.


Started early, headed in to the festival for some breakfast and a donut, and to say good morning to Lionel. We got a bacon and egg roll from a Chinese stall in the food hall because it was the cheapest. They were all the same, most shops had them, and for some reason everyone put hollandaise sauce on their rolls which was new to us. Also got a Byron Bay organic donut which is pretty much my highlight of Splendour. I can't believe I only get to eat these during one weekend a year! If you have not had the orgasmic experience of the Byron Bay Organic Donut, I give it my highest recommendation.





Went back to the campsite and watched Imogen get transformed in to a walking artwork.










The speed dealer taking care of business. 


One eye normal one eye crazy.

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We bought our first home.



Proud owners. No mortgage for us!


The boys drinking their beers in shots. From what I gathered, they had to do a shot every minute.


Leopard was trending at Campsite A













We come as a pair





The three white dress hippies






That time Ryan and Madi realised they were brother and sister.




To my delight I found out that there was a Pimm's bar. Safe to say the only alcohol I paid for during the festival was Pimm's. We all started the day at Sticky Fingers at the Amphitheatre. 



I didn't end up sticking around because this was the third time I had seen them live now, and considering I really don't like them it was three times too many. I put up with them the last couple of times, I just couldn't do it again. Couldn't handle the hat of bucket.



I wandered off by myself for a while and went on a bit of a spiritual journey. I sat and watched the monks chanting for a little, and then I booked in to have my Tarot read later on in the day. I then went and watched Skye Ferreira who was playing at the Mix up tent. I ended up finding Luke and Ryan there. I had to leave a bit early to go and have my tarot read. It was an interesting experience. I was hoping for cards but instead I had a really intense one on one conversation with this guy. It was a great experience and I am happy I did it. I did walk away from it a bit sad about life though. 



Embracing the feels of the Byron Bay Organic Donut


So as I have told you before, Nicole Millar #1 babe was playing at Splendour this year, and the time had finally come to watch her kill it. Had already heard her songs played a crazy amount of times, but I could never get tired of listening to her amazing voice.



As expected she seriously killed it! Can't believe how good she is with a crowd, I would be an absolute mess in front of so many people. But she seriously owns the stage. The polaroids I took were so great but I didn't get very good photo's of them. The one above is of Nicole coming into the crowd to serenade us with "High".





Dis is me with my friend Nicole killing it in the background. SO PROUD OF YOU BABY!!!



After we watched Nicole at the Redbull tent, the next people we saw were Metronomy who were a couple of hours later. In the meantime we went and got ponchos because it had started to sprinkle. The weather was so kind to us this year, it was amazing. The only time it rained was this night and it barely rained enough to be wearing a poncho.



Metronomy was a good time. I didn't know their music that well but they were pretty great. After Metronomy we did the pilgrimage across the festival, from the Mix Up stage to the Amphitheatre to see Foals.  





Watched Foals who I also don't know very well. But the whole group was together by that time so it was pretty great. They all left to see Rufus but Saya and I stayed to find a chill spot on the hill to watch City & Colour. It was all kinds of beautiful. Another tick on my Live Music Bucket List. Such a perfect way to end the night, of course it kind of started again with a bit of a rave at the Teepee Forest. But that's an experience that you can't really be told about, you really need to go and experience the Teepee Forest first hand to understand. 
Tomorrow is the last day of Splendour..






#splendourinthegrass
#SITG2014

erica