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Where I blog

This is where the magic happens… this is my blog space.

Blog space

Expecting something shinier? Sorry to disappoint, but let me give you the tour anyway.

Well, it’s a desk. What’s on it is in important.

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Fill my bag… 2013 festival checklist

festival-campsite

Ah the skies are clouding over… it must be festival season again. No matter what the weather’s like though you’re going to have an amazing time but you’ll need a few bits to help you along the way. Whether you’re someone who packs for every eventuality or just wings it, you want to be packing the right amount – not too much or too little (unless you’re absolutely minted in the latter case).

I’m not going to give you the festival veteran line, but after an eight-year career that involves homeland to overseas festivalling I’ve learnt some hard lessons and managed to slim down my load from the ridiculous (wooden garden furniture anyone?!) to what I consider perfect for my festival experience. Maybe it will help with yours too – no-one’s a write-off yet.

Don’t be daunted – if you want the quick and to the point version just skim down the red highlights on the side, but if you want a bit more detail then read on:

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The Write Stuff

The write stuff

Writing is the skill of many, but the talent of few, and yet because all of us learn to write from a young age it seems that sometimes it’s considered as not being worth paying someone a salary to do.

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Mosh Pit Science

Science never got so rowdy

So it would seem that there’s some science behind mosh pits. And by that I mean beyond the basic biology of you getting a bruise from that big guy’s flailing fist.

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“I’m staring right back at myself, And through its frozen image I’m laughing right back at my deal”

From: Lifer by Down
First released: 1995 (Elektra)

Alright, I know there’s some disagreement over what are the right lyrics, but for these purposes myself fits best so let’s not stress it, ok?! Don’t ruin this before it’s even begun.

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