Well, we are home. After what I can probably deem one of the best weekends ever. Big words I know, but once you go to Secret Garden Party, you’ll never want to leave.
We hopped on the train to Huntingdon where we then boarded an old bus to Abbots Ripton and set up our tent. We thankfully have one of those ‘throw it and it pops up’ tent, so we didn’t have long to wait until we could enter the adult playground that is Secret Garden Party.There are stages set around every corner, each with it’s own special set up and genre of music. Our last night we set up at Feat of Fools and watched men strum on guitars while burlesque dancers danced around them. The theme this year was Beyond the Yellowbrick road, so there was a giant emerald city set up in the middle of the lake, while cross dressing dorothy’s greeted you wherever you looked. This past weekend was HOT, like probably the hottest weather I’ve yet to experience in England. So we spent a fair few hours chilling out in a tent for some shade listening to whatever band happened to be on. I don’t think we were ever really disappointed by any bands we came across, even though we had no idea who they were.
The main stage was always pretty full, but sitting up on hill watching the craziness surrounding you was often times more entertaining that the acts on the stage. The music provided a nice backdrop though.I would highly suggest hopping on the rickety ferris wheel at night to see the grounds lit up, it’s all sorts of magical. If not a little scary that you may fall off. Part of the fun right?We ended our first night at Secret Garden Party in a tent called the living room, dancing along to the music we came across. It was an amazing first day, but each day seemed to wash away the last with new adventures and new discoveries.
I honestly didn’t take very many pictures, but I’ll spare you from scrolling through fifty pictures in one go! Instead I’m splitting them by day, so keep an eye out for days two and three when we broke out the glitter