Saturday 1459 – 11th August 2012.
My apologies that this post is so late but I was away at the weekend having a thoroughly great time.
This is going to be a longish post but it’s mostly loads of photos and plenty of links; I hope you’ll stick with it to the end.. Thanks
First I want to remind you about last week’s post Guns, What are They Good For? If you haven’t read it and you’d like to please click on the title. I want to add something to it as I am opening my eyes and learning more.
Take some time out and watch this documentary Why We Fight .. It’s long so you might like to open it and save to your favourites to view later. If you’re not already awake it will help to wake you from your slumber.
On to Saturday 11th August and the fun I had. A dear friend of mine was going to the One Love Reggae/Dub music Festival at Hop Farm in Kent.. and had a spare backstage pass and asked if I’d like to go..Now I haven’t been to a Music Festival since I was 18 or so.. a VERY long time ago but I’ve always loved Reggae ( and Ska which was also featured) so I jumped at the chance and had a wonderful time sharing good company, great music, dancing and soul food. Surprise, Surprise the sun even shone for the whole time ! A minor miracle 😉
So now I will share some of the sights and experiences of the Saturday I spent in my own little piece of heaven, I’d never photographed live music before so this added to the excitement for me.
Read it, close your eyes and imagine the friendliness, peace, love, colour and character. I came away feeling oh soooo chilled and exhausted in the best possible way 😀 😀
I will also share lots more photos, of Sunday too, over on Photomania during the next week or so.
These were one of my favourite things about the Festival a drumming group called Bloco Fogo they play Brazilian, Cuban and African rhythms… you can read about them or listen to them here Their drumming was awesome and they walked slowly round the perimeter of the field followed by some of the crowd dancing.. including me of course
Really enjoyed this too – Kevin Isaacs and Tallawah Band Excellent singer and great band including a talented and beautiful bass player.. Kevin’s slogan is “Love can conquer war” who wants to argue with that…
Papa Michigan and his backing singers were really great too and you can read about him here
and here’s Papa Michigan signing his autograph for a fan !!!!!! 😉
In this tent I certainly did Lively Up Myself as I danced my little legs off to Drum and Bass ( good job I’d taken pain killers beforehand!)
Almost finally here’s a few memorable sights of the colour and character of the festival to give you a sense of it.
I want to end by thanking Nigel R Mitchell for sharing the One Love weekend with me and for helping to open my eyes even wider.. He’s a brilliant Production Designer (check out his website here ) currently working between London and America and an equally brilliant musician check out his music and other stuff about him here
Also a very big thank you to Brian Fast Leiser of Radio Riddler for his kindness ..
Actually saw Radio Riddler on Sunday so I know I’m cheating by showing you a few photos but they were awesome so take a listen to their music here or check them out on Facebook here or even watch a little clip that Nigel recorded of them performing at One Love here
I have more photos of the musicians so if you are interested in discussing them please let me know. Same goes for anyone else I’ve featured.
Have you ever been to a music festival?? Do tell 😉
That’s all from Saturday Girl for this week.. I hope you’ve enjoyed this trip around the One Love Festival..
You can find my photography blog Photomania here I hope you’ll pop over and take a look if you haven’t already.
As I said there will be more photos from the festival on Photomania this week with some GREAT faces !