Goodness! It's been a while! Lol. Now what is there to report...?
AH! Yes, Isle of Wight Festival! :)
Well, on Friday I played in the Kashmir Cafe. :) I played for about 45 minutes, and it was really fun. :) There's always a lovely atmosphere - very chilled. Here's a pic...
(All photos courtesy of Donna ;))
I don't know what I was doing there. But this photo shows that I have legs so I thought I'd put it on.
I did a mixture of covers and originals. I think that 'Paint It Black' had the biggest clap. Lol. :)
Then on Saturday I wasn't playing at all so we just enjoyed the day (though it was very tiring) and watched the artists. In the morning we watched Melanie perform. I thought she was brilliant. At the end of her set she sang with one of our local choirs, which was really moving. I had tingles the whole way through!
Here's a video of the performance on Youtube...(They also went into 'Give Peace A Chance' at the end which was brilliant, but it got cut off the end of this video.)
We also saw Little Boots on the Acoustic Stage who was brilliant. She's got a great voice and is a fab piano player too. After that we watched Crowded House, who were good...and then in the evening we watched Blondie who were cool. :)
I also got to wear my uber cool wellies. (Please excuse the legs!)
Then on Sunday came the day for me to play on the Acoustic Stage. :D When I woke up in the morning I was a bit nervous, but when I was getting ready and saw the people who were going to be watching I felt fine. :)
So I started off with Gold & Blue. I was singing away happily, but I could tell that something wasn't quite the ticket, as people were pulling funny faces and the sound people looked a bit flustered. Then, near the end of the song people started clapping. :-S That confused me a lot...then I was told that people could only hear my guitar, and not my voice! I think that someone was left with the audio who wasn't really sure what was going on, and a setting was selected that shouldn't have been. But the man who was controlling my monitors (who was very good) went and sorted it out. :)
After that I did 'Beautiful Deceit', then 'Gone For Good', 'Riddles & Rhymes', 'Gold & Blue' (with voice!) and finished with 'Poetry'.
I really really enjoyed it, and people said some really lovely things afterwards. :)
Here are a few piccies...
I particularly like this one....Haha! This lady just started dancing in front of the stage. I dedicated Beautiful Deceit to her and she did a big ending and everything! Lol...
And I gave her a special clap at the end too. :)
Then in the evening we went back to the Acoustic Stage to watch Suzanne Vega. :) And because I played on the stage earlier I had my backstage pass - so I went back and met her! :D She's really nice. - I had my piccy taken with her too. :)
Her set was definitely the highlight of the Festival for me. :)
I hope you're all well. :)
TTFN from a very happy Hollyxxxxx