So in the summer of 2012 I went to Leeds festival, for those of you that don’t know what that is because you are from a different country and not England, it’s like a huge three day music festival where you camp there for three days. In 2012 I went with a bunch of my friends from Dubai, when I bought my ticket I was really keen to go but then it got to about a week before it and I really couldn’t be bothered to go. But I went anyway, and had quite a good time. Although I spent quite a lot of the time in my tent sleeping because I was so tired so missed quite a few of the bands play. But I made the best of it and did what I could and it was alright.
My friends from Dubai are going again this year and I have to decide whether or not I want to go. And I’m not sure if I do, my friends are now all uni students into drinking and smoking weed and stuff. And I’m not into that at all, I don’t drink anymore because I don’t really like it and the last time I smoked weed I had a seizure so I won’t be doing that again. The thing is, blink-182 are playing this year and they are one of my all time favourite bands, and it will probably be the only opportunity I ever get to see them play live. There’s also a few other bands that have been announced that I would quite like to see also.
The whole festival ticket costs around £200 and that’s just for the ticket. It would cost me a lot to even get to Leeds, as I live down south near Bournemouth, so it’s like at the opposite end of the country to where I live. They run Reading festival as well which is exactly the same festival as Leeds but down south and a lot closer to where I live. But most of my friends from Dubai are northern or from Scotland so they want to go to Leeds.
Luckily my headache is not affected by loud noises so listening to bands play loudly wouldn’t be an issue, but if the pain gets bad whilst I’m there I could be wiped out sleeping in the tent all day because the pain is so bad so it would then be a waste of money. Also the whole event last time made me so tired that I spent most of the time asleep so that’s a waste of money as well. I have enough money to buy a ticket but I just don’t think it’s worth it and I’m not even sure if I want to go or not. I’m just not sure in my decision and am not sure if I will regret my decision when it gets nearer to the festival which is at the end of August.