Last Sunday we went to London Mela an annual festival celebrating Asian culture with food, music and performances. It was a nice day to spend in a park with delicious food and happy people.
Lucie in London has some great pictures of some of the performers.
I think this was my 5th or 6th year at Roskilde Festival and this year was definitely one of the better ones. We had awesome weather, there was some great bands and some new discoveries and some well known artists that delivered more than expected.
My favourite concerts this year was probably Veto a fairly new Danish band (or new to me I should say).
The old rock n’roller Neil Young was amazing playing both his slow songs like Heart of Gold as well as the more energetic rock songs where the old man was jumping around on the stage. Rapper LOC on the picture above had a great show and loads of great songs.
Tina Dico and Teitur my two favourite singer/songwriters were both playing on Orange Stage, the biggest stage, which was not really a good choice in my opinion. However I enjoyed both concerts and they are both very skilled performers so they pulled it off in my opinion. Oh, and a reccomendation; Tina Dico has a cool Vlog/Tour Diary on YouTube – honest, funny and down to earth look into the life of an artist, start here.
Radiohead and Gnarls Barkley also had some enjoyable concerts.
I was at the festival for 9 days and lived in a tent which is always an interesting experience since the rest of the year I sleep with a roof over my head. Living outside you notice the clouds, winds, stars and birds a lot more. For the first time this year I stayed in the volunteers camping instead of amongst the commoners . It s a world of a difference. In the regular camping areas people live close, they put a lot of effort into their camps with flags, banners and even portable sound systems. However it also gets very dirty and a lot of places the party goes on all the night and I must admit that I ve gotten a bit older since I visited the festival the first time in 96. The coolest camp I came across this year was the cow camp.
Thanks to cousin Rikke for getting me the job, thanks to the rest of the people in our camp for good times we had and thanks to the people organizing for a great festival in general