Well, it’s been a crazy time since we arrived at Wickham festival early yesterday morning. We’ve had a bit of a mud-fest and it’s caused total chaos. Although it’s been a bit challenging, it’s been great to be part of the event so far. I just wish I’d brought a pair of wellies and not (previously white) trainers. These have raised a few smiles and chuckles with the event staff.
There have been various mishaps, the worst being the main stages not being opened due to the heavy rain and electrics. This has been difficult and disappointing for the staff and some of the vendors located nearby. Then there were the loos that wouldn’t flush all day and filled up (gobsmackingly disgusting) because the waste tanker got stuck in the mud. Eventually they flushed at around 5 in the afternoon.
Here’s a couple of photos: the motorhome that got stuck and had to be towed out by a tractor as well as a digger (far left). Today when the sun came out – a great shot across the venue. It’s a really lovely festival – nice atmosphere and very friendly. It seems many of the people who work here have been coming for years.