The Streets Kendal Calling Festival 2009

England July 31st 2009

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Kendal is calling me, Mike Tweeted, It called me as well. We’re going to Kendal Calling festival. The night before the gig Laura, Ozzy & I flew to Liverpool, John Lennon Airport. We stayed in Holiday Inn Express hotel there, as we arrived very late. We rented a car last night.

The next morning we drove towards Cumbria/Kendal to look for the New Ing Lodge hostel in Chap. When we found the lodge.hostel, we were too early and couldn’t check in yet. Then we searched for the festival in Kendal. When we found the festival we drove back to the hostel. We couldn’t check into the hostel yet, it’s still too early, but he did show us the room we were going to stay in, so I could charge my phone, 4 bunk beds for the 3 of us, not bad! When we dropped our stuff at the hostel, we went to a pub for food and a drink first.

When we got back we checked in got ready. Then it was time to go to the festival. We stayed in contact with Jamie & Shep, they were on the guest list. They contacted Ted last night when they were drunk. They decided last minute that they were going. They were staying in a tent, next to the tour bus.

We went to the parking lot and we had to walk a few miles through the mud, as regular festival people, not as posh as the boys 🙂 . The festival entrance was miles away, a long walk. but the festival wouldn’t open until 6, we had 1 ½ hour to go we went for a drink.

At about 5pm we heard a noise is that Mike‘s GO LOW plane? yeah it was!! Oh my!!! its brilliant!! I’m so proud of Mike!! he did it!!! I tweeted Mike a photo and said that I was proud of him, he re-tweeted it.

At 6pm the doors opened, we saw Shep and Jamie walking on the field they saw us and came over to us. We spend a little time together and we went our own way. I waited trying to stay warm, while Ozzy & Laura went to buy some food. They saw Cassell & Kevin ordering food. Ozzy came over to me, to get me. Was good to see the boys! Happy birthday Cassell.

After a while we were just standing about being bored. well, not sure if Laura or Ozzy was, but I was bored. Laura is not the best company you can wish for on a festival. You will feel like you are a babysitter. Sorry Laura, I know you can’t help it. but I just can’t entertain you.

Until Shep, Jamie & Rod came over for a little chat. Jamie showed me the photo of him with Mike he finally met Mike. Well done Jamie!! I’m really happy for you! After a few minutes they left again.

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Ozzy couldn’t join me up front ‘cos his nose was broken 2 weeks ago, on Deichbrand festival, Laura had sore heels, she couldn’t join me either, she couldn’t stand the whole time, to bad. I understand so I was all on my own. That was my choice tho. I could have joined them. I tried to get to the front that was just impossible. I have never felt so lonely before, I should have joined Ozzy and Laura. I didn’t have a good time really.

The gig was great tho, the boys make me forget everything how bad and lonely I felt!! Nearly at the end a girl left, that was me up front again I felt a lot better then. I did seriously enjoy myself, that hour that the Streets were on, even it was hard at the start, because so many people were pushing.

A girl fainted, and a guy was touching her, that’s just horrible. Seeing that didn’t help me feeling better there on my own.

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When it was finished I didn’t feel well. I nearly passed out. I didn’t get the chance really, cos Jamie and Shep came over and they were teasing me! Ozzy was getting a coke for me I needed sugar. When I felt better I decided to say goodbye to Rod, he said he would meet up, but after a while at 11ish, we got really cold we decided to leave back to the hostel. Also Laura was really tired and she had sore heels. She had been standing nearly the whole show.

At 3am I got a phone call i jumped out of the bunk bed, nearly injured my ankle, and when I got to my phone, I saw I had a missed call from Ted. I text him saying I missed it, cos I had to jump out of that bed, he rang me again, this time I spoke to him.. Was a funny conversation, ‘cos I was still sleepy, and Ted, wasn’t sober anymore I think he wasn’t anyway. He asked why I was in bed already, and why I stayed in a hostel, well Ted, I have to stay somewhere don’t I?! A tent is too cold. He told me I’m always going to bed too early. Not always!!! I’m hardcore.Time to get back to sleep.

The next day didn’t start too well. What happened isn’t really a big deal, now looking back at it, but at that moment it was all too much for me. I was looking at my photo’s and I was proud of how they turned out to be. They were pretty good even after struggling to stay on my feet there in the crowd. I showed them to Laura and Ozzy. Ozzy walked off, and I thought, how rude, but at least Laura is still looking at them. Then Laura walked off “I’m getting my camera” she said. WTF?! am I showing them to myself? That really pissed me off, I was so angry at them both.

Ozzy told me that he was going to put his contact lenses in, ‘cos he couldn’t see anything, that’s a fair, but couldn’t he just tell me?! Laura was getting her own camera. Holy shit, couldn’t it wait?!

I was so furious at them both, but Ozzy‘s reason was fair, Laura just annoyed me, too many things had happen, not only this weekend, but also in the past. As I said it was nothing, but so many things have happened before, this was just more then I could handle at the time.

I cried my eyes out for I don’t know how long. I had to survive 2 more days, so i decided to try to make the best of it. We did some sight seeing, Lake district is beautiful!! And all free of charge ha ha. Perfect!

I said to Laura, i hope you enjoyed this festival, ‘cos it’s the last time you will ever join me.

Sorry Emma for bothering you with my moaning all weekend long!!! but thanks so much for listening!! It really helped me.

On Sunday we went back to Liverpool to fly back to Holland. I hope that the next few festivals will be better! Laura will never join us anymore. I don’t have time to be a babysitter.

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