Wednesday, 1 September 2010


For the third year in a row me and seven of my friends packed up our favourite 'festival buys' and jumped on the bus(5 hours each way) to ROCKNESS! £180 later& a ridiculous amount of alcohol consumed we danced the weekend away to our favourite DJ's on the scenic banks of Lochlomond in Inverness.
This year the heavens opened and we were constantly soaking-typical Scotland! but after a few Strongbows (vodkas) and amazing music, nothing like that seemed to make it a bad weekend, it just made it better-somehow? (apart from camping on a wet hill of course, oh and having the exact same £40 Homebase 7 man ten as every other person).
one of the sunnier moments of the weekend!

Anyway favourite shops this year for festival buys amongst us lot seemed to be Topshop and H&M, oh and Primark for socks-they were AMAZING. 24 hours before the festival i realised id lost my favourite wellies! which were also from Primark... but had done me surprisingly proud for the previous years. Due to my great sadness over my £5 wellies, my mum was kind enough to buy me a pair of classic hunter wellies-which is always a bonus i  suppose.Cheers mum.
My hunter wellies were £59 from Schuh, in 'classic black'.
The woman told me id need to wash them when i bought
them because the packaging left a grey patchy effect on
them but i actually really liked them like that so i just left them.

Over the festival weekend there was various photographers, and radio stations recording people in the buzzing atmosphere of Rockness.Somehow over the past 3 years we managed to make it into the festival Annual guide, we got filmed by e-festivals (such a cringe, Scottish accents on TV are a no! no!) also interview by radio one and by channel4- the last two i haven't seen or heard yet, for my own dignity i might just leave it like that!
our attempt at a 'human pyramid' in the festival annual guide 2009.

Rockness is never a letdown. Every year has been different, fashion wise,the characters you meet and the memories you have-or don't...
Each year Ive taken a massive bag full of clothes-too much for 3 days but over packing is my biggest weakness, i always get shouted at for it but my motto is you dress to how you feel and you don't know that until the time comes, so you may as well be prepared... aha.
Here's some various photos of good times we've had...

THE BOW! Sophie became so attached to the bow we stole of
a randomer at Rockness 2009,  it was our way to find her in a crowd as shes a 'drunken wonderer'
she even wore it at home... until her dog ate it.

What a legend. This security guard (Dave?) was amazing,
he gave us neon paint and told funny jokes.
as Ke$ha would say "i like your beard".

A Happy Emma&Lucia after Vampire weekend,
wearing a American Apparel hoodie, Ralph Lauren polo shirt,
AMAZING yellow ray bans,both topshop shorts and red hunter wellies.

Me&Sarah relaxing on the hill with a great view and a pint :).
Both wearing Denim Shirts, Mine was acid washed effect £28 from New look
accessorised with a pearl/flower headband from topshop £18.

our messy tent area! Sophie to the right styling a lovely
Blue tartany shirt accompanied with a straw hat-Both H&M.
Emma to the left looking festival chic in a lilac and red dotty
play suit from Topshop £28, with studded army boots, and
a floral scarf from Dorothy Perkins...

Looking cheery&covered in glow paint&very yellow Strongbow merchandise.

Strongbow tent, Emma to the left wearing high waisted denim shorts accompanied
by aviators and a lovely green,black&white patterned top and a black&gold ribbon
chain belt-All Topshop.Me (in the middle) wearing my flower headband and a army shirt from
Urban Outfitters £38, Lucia to the right wearing a blue dress £18 from Topshop and a very festivally denim
waistcoat from New Look £25...

12 Tasty Shots.yum.

ahh . What a guy!

Some subtle arm 'artwork'...

Sophie ehh.. styling? a flavoured oxygen mask

Just before we got filmed by
channel4 in 2008 we had a massive paint fight
and graffitied our name on the massive ROCKNESS
letters at the top of the hill, Jim King the creator of the festival
apparently now keeps them in his living room at home. Which
makes me happy.

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