Monday February 17, 2020

Appetite For Distraction

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

1st September, 2019
Electric Picnic: let me count the reasons why I won’t be there

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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