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In The Swamp – Isle of Wight festival 2012 – Complete

These journals are about music, drugs and the Isle of Wight. They’re about the joy of escape, the catharsis of being lost in a vibration, the comfort of anonymity in a large crowd and the strange things you see when … Continue reading

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002 – In The Swamp. IoW Festival 2012.

First Day. Arrival. Meeting the neighbours. The Stranglers. Primal Scream. First impressions. To get to the Isle of Wight you can take a hovercraft from Portsmouth. It shakes like a cheap shopping centre massage chair. Novelty value fades quickly. Especially … Continue reading

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005 – In The Swamp – IOW Festival 2012

  Third Day (cont’d) Eddie returns. Ryan takes speed. Pearl Jam. Campsite thefts. Neighbourhood declares the festival a washout and a failure. Exodus.  Ryan was still feeling the comedown. Eddie hadn’t shown yet. He was out there somewhere, past the … Continue reading

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006 – In The Swamp – IOW Festival 2012

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Christian Security Guy. Drying mud. Penalty shoot-out. Fourth Day Every morning here you wake in the sunken mud print of your own body. Usually a slight headache. Lack of sleep and heat combine with the … Continue reading

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