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Holi Festival

14 Apr

While Holi festival is traditionally in March many festival organisers organise celebrations in June, to fit in with the British weather. Having experienced the Battersea celebration in London last year I thought I would write a review to help anyone thinking of going to similar events this year decide if the price is worth it. Fortunately for me I scored tickets on Wowcher and saved 70% of the cost.

Firstly I should mention that the British musical celebrations of Holi are not in any way cultural or religious. They are essentially one massive piss-up photo opportunity accompanied by cheesy chips and dance music! We did see a few families arriving and they were disappointed, it certainly is an 18+ occasion. Secondly it is – as with most gigs/festivals/events – what you make of it. If you feel like a fool raving in a car park outside a power station breathing in masses of coloured dust, it isn’t for you. If you can let go chill out, dance and laugh with friends it can however be an amazing day. My top tips would be always buy tickets from a discount site, and always buy the maximum number of colour bags before you enter as they are prohibitively expensive inside. Finally, wear sun cream!

Verdict: A fun, messy 8/10

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Glastonbury 2013 Tickets – Sold out!

6 Oct

Well after attempts on two days, I still failed to secure Glastonbury tickets! It is far too popular these days, half the people going don’t even enjoy the music but want ‘the festival experience’ which is the real shame.
Hopefully there will be plenty of tickets in the resale, I will be employing the ‘refresh refresh’ powers of all my family and friends! 🙂

Britney. A halloween delight or a nightmare?

2 Nov

Ok, for £2 a ticket (yes £2, turns out she was not sold out *Shocked face!* so those clever ticket sellers do what they can to fill seats!) I was definitely up for my first Britney experience this Halloween at Wembley Arena.

I had noticed the tickets on Groupon a week before, and also noticed the awful press leading up to the concert, but I still held out hope. I mean with a bunch of girl work mates (and we all know how much journalists love to party!) a bit of Dutch courage (if that is what you call downing some wine spritzers on the tube) and a dream of some of the classic tunes from my teenage years, what could go wrong right?

VERDICT: Nightmare.

She begins the act with some bubble-gum pop from her new album (yawn!) the outfits should have been sexy, but somehow were not. They lacked something impossible to place, just off kilter. The strip tease she does for Mr Jonas was a sight my eyes could have happily done without. I kept thinking, Britney, you are a mother! he is like 12 years old and you have popped out numerous children, he is not going to pant over you… Yes, she was in great shape. But she was trying so hard that she lacked any sex appeal. To compare her to Beyonce at Glastonbury this year, who engaged with the crowd, stunned with her voice and had sex appeal screaming out of every pore, it really hit home how Britney is now not even in the same league as the other female solo artists that are out there today.

Mid act she pulled out some of the oldies and it ended on a real high of the hardcore fans and sceptical few dancing away and belting out their own reditions of tracks such as ‘Womaniser’ and ‘Slave for You’ I must admit I left the arena confused. We had all enjoyed ourselves (but lets face it I have friends who dance enthusiastically to their own ring tones) but it would have felt like a slap in the face had we paid full price for tickets. To quote a friend “she danced like a drunk lady in Inferno’s Clapham on a Saturday night, trying to be sexy”….

Highlight gossip of the night: My gay friend snogging a strange man in the loo’s… (Yes Tonks, you know who you are!)

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