Green Man Festival 2012 – A Day in the Life
There is nothing quite as comforting as the sound of rain on the roof of your tent. As long as you can stay inside it. But Festival campers are born to party. Yay! Time for coffee … my friend Caroline brought a mini-cafetiere and a Trangia stove, what a genius. Yes indeed, those are last nights champagne glasses you see in the picture and if you want to know what to drink after late night funk sessions, her top tip is Lidl’s Cava – no hangover!
The tents nearby are all here to celebrate the girl in the pink tent’s birthday. She and her man were a young couple who seemed desperate to get at the cider after a long car journey with their two small children. Funny that.
The great ‘Do We Wash?’question was answered by the Buddha Field co-operative who brought their wood fired shower block to the festival. Stand outdoors in one of their private shower tents, and wash with the sky above.
Then it’s time to place a wish inside the Green Man.
Prolonged ‘Wishing’ is one way to stay dry.
Now down to the main arena where or friend Scott had set up a little canopy on a grassy terrace to keep his friends and family dry whilst watching the Mountain Stage.
Below, this is what they can see. The Mountain Stage sits in a natural amphitheatre with the Welsh Black Mountains just visible behind.
Just around the corner, others are charging up their mobile phones using pedal power. You get a lottery ticket and when your number is called your phone is charged! It must sit in a queue until the pedals have powered it, so it pays to get on and ride….
If all that seemed like hard work then time to cool off in the ornamental pond that forms part of Glanusk Park’s superb landscaped gardens. This is also just left of the main stage so the Mum’s and Dads don’t miss any music whilst keeping the children entertained in the water.
Ah. Time for a sundowner…..
….Some great music in Far Out tent.
And a seat at the great log fire nearby.
Good Night everyone!