The wonderweb tells me that on Friday 22nd August, 1986 I was at Reading. The Reading Rock Festival, in particular. It was the first, and the only residential music festival I’ve been to. As I remember, it lived up to expectations. Two nights in a tent, bad food, rank beer, rain, mud, long queues for everything and dirty toilets.
As for the music, I can only still remember one moment. It was The Mission. I wouldn’t normally count them amongst my favourite bands, but they opened their set with Butterfly on a Wheel, accompanied by a stunning, beautiful butterfly on a huge catherine wheel. It was fantastic.
Here’s a live version, but miles away from the magnificence of Friday, 22nd August 1986.
Day 50 already! Girl’s doin’ good 🙂