I’m off on my holibobs again on Tuesday, this time to Benicassim Festival in Spain (do some clickage here to see the line-up). If you’ve been reading for a while you might remember me being left in the lurch somewhat by my mates. We went in 2007 and initially, out of our group, everyone said they were going again this year, then when it got down to the crunch everyone dropped out.
However I’m still pressing ahead and jumping on that plane on Tuesday morning. One of my other mates (a different group of mates) is heading over there on Wednesday with his girlfriend 8 of her friends, so I’ll end up meeting them at some point (although from what I can work out they are staying miles away from where I am).
A few years ago, I definitely wouldn’t have gone abroad on my own and I am a little apprehensive about it as I can be quite shy at times. However, when I go to a festival, I become more chatty and I’m less self conscious about myself. After all, at a festival, everyone is there for the same reason and in much the same state as me!
I’m more excited about going here this year than I was about Glastonbury:
Oasis, Kings of Leon, Weller, Elbow, 2manyDJ’s, Killers…I’m looking forward to every single one of them. For some odd reason I’ve always wanted to watch Oasis abroad, so I’ll be able to tick that off my list.
My Spanish is up to speed, I obviously don’t need to know much more than:
“hola, uno cerveza por favor, grassyarse. Adios.” (‘hello, one beer please, thank you. Bye.’)
In fact, I had it perfected so much last time I was in Spain, I was the only person in our group to who the waiters kept asking me if I was Spanish – I can’t even speak English properly never mind Spanish. Who’da thunk it!
I bought the last of my bits and bobs yesterday and changed some money into Euros so, barring the packing, I’m all ready to go. Just got to wait a couple more days!
Sun. Beach. Music. Alcohol. What’s there not to look forward to?!