I was planning on having a Reading vlog/lookbook up tonight however, my Premiere Pro has decided to fully crash on me during the middle of an export/render and it won’t reinstall :(. So I thought I’d just write about the weekend and what I wore instead.
Thursday: Travelling/First Night of Camping
We left birmingham at about 6.00am on Thursday morning and made it into Reading by just gone 9.00am! We actually managed to find a space for our six man tent which was surprising – just glad we got there that early or there would’ve been NO chance! First thing we did was introduce to our neighbours and I began vlogging the weekend! I went with a friend called Steph that I met in college last year (SWTEPH) and as it was her 8th year at Reading – she knew plenty of people and got to introducing me! Our first night was mainly spent having a drink around the campfire and going into the arena to have a look at all the rides and pretty things – although I did have to go for an early night as I was knackered!
Friday: Gerard Way, Hacktivist, Crossfaith, Deaf Havana, Mallory Knox, Twin Atlantic, Enter Shikari, Paramore, Netsky, Silent Disco
The weekend finally got properly started when we got up, cleaned and slapped the makeup on quickly – we headed into the arena about 11:30 am to catch Gerard Way and start off the day. Infact, everyday over the weekend we were in the arena by opening time as the lineup was so epic, there were so many people we wanted to see throughout the day from start until finish. Gerard Way killed it solo and I’m so glad we were there to see it all set off! Later on, Steph introduced me to a new band I’d only ever sort of listened to (Mallory Knox) and I must say their music is awesome. Then we saw all the bands above, all pretty epic too and then it was time for Paramore…
Incase you haven’t heard about it yet, the sound system blew half way through Paramore’s performance and we had no idea why, but everything was silent! To be honest, it was one of the most amazing experiences ever. Paramore took to sitting down on the edge of the stage at 80,000 people sand acapella to The Only Exception. The sound kicked in midway through the song at the perfect moment and I will probably remember that for the rest of my life! They were absolutely incredible as always anway. I also wish I was Hayley Williams.
Later on in the night I went to watch a bit of Netsky and then popped into the Silent Disco but was pretty tired again so headed off to bed around 1!
Saturday: Gnarwolves, Royal Blood, Marmozets, Lonely the Brave, Lower than Atlantis, Of Mice & Men, Architects, While She Sleeps, Issues, Brutality Will Prevail, We Are Scientists (and more)
Ok so Saturday was an incredible day, me and Steph got a little to excited and spent basically the whole night in the pit – it was amazing. I can’t even remember the half of it but I know we had such a good time, just forgot about everything and had an awesome night – looking back on the videos from that night are absolutely hilarious. Not much else to say about Saturday besides I fell in love with Architects, of Mice and Men and Marmozets! Well besides ofcourse that I got to see my favourite duo Royal Blood *heart eyes*.
Sunday: A Day to Remember, The 1975, Sleeping with Sirens, Papa Roach, You Me at Six, Tonight Alive, The Story so Far, Letlive. and Blink 182.
This is probably the day I was looking most forward to when I booked my ticket – for so long I have loved so many of the above bands and I finally got to see them all, in one day may I add! We did the usual, got into the arena around opening time and then this day we mainly stuck by the main stage where most of our favourite bands were playing. A Day to Remember, Sleeping with Sirens, Tonight Alive, Letlive. and obviously Blink 182 were all so incredible I can’t even put it into words!
One of the best days of my life and definitely the most amazing weekend of my life so far, met so many awesome people and saw so many awesome bands – hopefully my vlog will be up in the next few days and Reading, I will see you next year ♥
(Honestly, I didn’t wear the fourth look in the end… I wore another tshirt dress as by Sunday I could not be bothered to struggle in and out of black high waisted denim shorts! Super bloating and beer belly was upon me.)