All I wanna do is rock

I?m really excited!!! Do you know why? I?ve just booked my holiday for the summer. I?m off to a little island not too far away.

I?m going to?.

I have never been to a festival like this before, and Glastonbury always seems like a lot of effort, especially with the high demand for tickets, so when they announced the line-up earlier this week I decided that I?d go.

I sent an email out to see who else was up for it and there are 8 of us that will be going. I really like the line-up: Snow Patrol, Muse, Kasabian, Keane, Amy Winehouse, James Morrison, The Fratellis, Wolfmother, Paolo Nutini, The Feeling & Ash so far.

Tickets cost 125 (+10 from the agents) each, but I think it?s well worth it for 3 days of music. Of course I?ve got to add on travel, the ferry, and all the beer food etc. But it?ll be worth it. I?ve sometimes spent that on a weekend by just going to the local!

One the emails I sent around a lot of people were moaning that it wouldn?t be as good as Glastonbury, etc, but I couldn?t give a toss. I know Glastonbury is ?the? festival but I?d rather go somewhere a bit smaller and be able to see all the acts I want too, and also be able to buy tickets without being interogated by the Gestapo. Another reason is that I really don?t go for the whole festival vibe that seems to come out of Glastonbury. I don?t do drugs, I don?t want to see all the ?hippy? stuff, I just want to rock out and the line-up is definitely my type of music.

I can?t believe I have to wait over 3 months to go though!! I hope it?s sunny.

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5 Responses to All I wanna do is rock

  1. Cody Bones says:

    I?m holding up my fingers in my Iron Maiden salute, while bobbing my head. Rock On.

    BTW, The Isle of Wright festival is infamous here in America as a part of Rock history, I?ve never heard of the other one.

  2. adem says:

    Glastonbury is a big festival here, but maybe a little too big for me.

    They only resurrected the IOW festival in 2002 after a law was created in 1970 to ban festivals there. Basically in 1970 a million people came!!

    It went out with a bang though as the line-up included the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Joni Mitchel.

  3. Aravis says:

    So cool! I think I would prefer the IOW festival as well. Gives you something to look forward to!

  4. Cheezy says:

    I don?t blame you for wanting to avoid all the ?Checkpoint Charlie? stuff at Glasto. Nevertheless, I may be trying to get through there myself this year? but I don?t know. That kinda stuff really puts me off.

    Have fun at the IOW anyway! :)

  5. Aidan L says:

    I know a few people who are going to the Glastonbury festival and to be honest I feel the same as you, it is too big. I am sure you will have a great time at the Isle of White! I have never actually been over there but I?ve heard it is quite a nice little place.

    I have to say the line up looks excellent!


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