This weekend saw the return of Scotland’s biggest festival T in the Park at it’s new home, Strathallan Castle.
For the past two years, I have expressed my absolute desperation to experience ‘T’ at its best – through the campsite.
Well, this year I am happy to say that this dream finally became a reality and on Monday, I came home from Strathallan not only extremely dirty and ridiculously tired, but completely satisfied with my T experience.
Although I had an undoubtedly brilliant weekend, I admit that it was a real eye-opener. I don’t think I completely understood the amount of people who regularly put their lives at risk simply to get a three-hour buzz from some dodgy pill. There were some scary moments, when people would approach you completely out of the blue, but those were cancelled out by the fact that almost absolutely everybody you met was nothing more than lovely. Everybody was very helpful towards one another and, for me, that made the whole experience so much better.
There was a lot of criticism towards T’s new home, but to be completely honest, I thought the layout of both the arena and the campsite wasn’t too bad. There was a lot of annoyed campers moaning about the five minute walk from their tents to the entrance of the festival itself, but considering it was a down-hill stroll, I think that the whining was all slightly uncalled for.
Of course Strathallan was going to be a completely different layout to Balado, and it was obvious that the festival organisers were going to experience some “teething problems”, but, at the end of the day, everybody had a fantastic time. I think that is far more important than moaning about placing one foot in front of the other.
I cannot wait to do it all over again next year.