Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction
Electric Picnic: let me count the reasons why I won’t be there

Part of me really wants to be at Electric Picnic this weekend. But the rest of me knows that it’s just too much like hard work

A few weeks back, I declared my retirement from music festivals. I was battered and bruised, still nursing my All Together Now war wounds: a sore back from repeatedly heaving myself up off the ground where I had been forced to sit like some kind of animal; a deeply troubled series of hair knots, facilitated by four days without a shower and repeated soakings; and an overpowering dose of The Fear.

I’ve had time to...

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