Festival season 2010 has been a biggie - especially for me with the launch of my festival based novel Grass Stains - and I’m leaving you with three lessons to take away from Bestival, the season’s unofficial closing party.
First off, fashion folk might look tell you that they love hanging out watching the bands but whisper that there’s karaoke going on in a tent somewhere and they’ll be there like a shot: On the Isle of Wight this weekend super stylist Katy England was the undisputed queen of the mic at PlayStation 3’s SingStar hotspot with her Take That number.
Second lesson: there’s fancy dress and then there’s Prangsta. The south London costumiers are the business; not only did my bustle and crinoline make dancing even more fun (I did get wedged in the loo at one point though) but the harlequin mask that their make up artist Elvis spent over an hour painting onto my face was just wild.
Finally, as we all hang up our wristbands for another year, Bestival 2010 served as a reminder of how magical and special it is to be raving to some old school tunes - hands in the air - in the middle of Saturday afternoon. See you in a field somewhere next summer!
- Kirsty Robinson
Grass Stains by Kirsty Robinson (Vintage £7.99)