This was also my First ever download festival..
and all i can say is WOW!, only 2008 has come close to this first time for me and what i mean by that is the magical feeling as a whole, i had quite an eventful year anyway and download 2006 was like a diamond in my crown for that year.. fingers crossed for this year!
Indeed how everyone has been saying that Strapping young lad were phenomenal! i totally agree
and its awesome to see 3 or more of the main bands that played in 06 are back again in 012, metallica,prodigy,devin townsend.
Metallica playing master of puppets album all the way through, totally historical and unique unless they do it again someplace. they were excellent, i had wanted to see them live for a very very long time and they did not dissapoint.
Seeing the reformed Alice in chains
another historical moment for those of us who likes alice in chains
it was magical to hear "down in a hole" again
Tool were also amazing and blew me away!, didn't let me down for a second and just showed why they have such an awesome following.
snickers bars thrown like bottles in crowds.
playing football in the village while very very drunk.
as we we're leaving in a the que of cars a guy decided to jump on top of his fan with his car radio/cd player blaring out rocking out on top of his van!
The bad >
i didn't get to see the prodigy play in 06 due to being zonked by the heat and in pain but saw them again in 09
The deftones can't cut it anymore seen them loads of times since and at other previous download festivals i wanted to bin all my deftones albums when i got back, absolute let down
missed down as the secret band!, caught them again though later years and was not dissapointed.
someone threw a glass bottle at me in the arena (dunno how they got it in)
luckyly it missed me by 1 centimeter.
guns n roses.. very poor didn't do anything for me, watched them from a far.
The heat, causing me to be in alot of pain throughout the festival but thankfully booze was a handy pain killer.
and of course the riots being overly rememberd for being rowdy and waking up on the monday morning like there had been a zombie apocalypse.
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