I pride myself on being pretty organised. Some call me neurotic, highly-strung, paranoid… I like to think of myself as more of a thinker. I like to be prepared. So come Monday 9:30am, an hour and a half before my ‘call time’ at Silo Park, I was feeling pretty good. I had my bag packed, I had extra batteries, plasters, packs of gum, hair ties, two pairs of sunglasses (just in case…) and I was ready to go for brunch and coffee before all hell broke loose.
The day couldn’t have gone much better. The weather was fantastic, the punters were friendly and relaxed and just quietly – pretty good looking, the food options were better than I’ve had at any previous Laneway or any other festival for that matter. Bar some extensive lines for drinks and a severe lack of cellular reception (which is the reason you didn’t see many up-to-the-minute updates from me during the day), Auckland’s Laneway Festival was a hit.
I was pretty privileged. Thanks to Lee, I had a VIP pass and was pretty well catered to all day. Here’s what I saw:
Most persistent of the day?: This guy (below). He gave the fence hop a go at least three times within an hour. This time he got his head under before security pushed it back through. Good try buddy:
As well as a Lee VIP tent and a Lee shaded beanbag hangout area, the brand also put together a little backstage ‘wardrobe’ if you will. They filled it with clothes for the bands to come and help themselves to:
While I was there, I decided to make it my mission to seek out any kind of celebs. I ran into a few of Auckland’s finest, including:
Speaking of Kate Sylvester…
Speaking of great outfits, what about these for festie clothes?:
But my favourite of all has got to be Rose Matafeo’s ‘I’m the boy in Moonrise Kingdom’, cub scout look:
This is where my phone started to fail and the reception became non existent and my tweets wouldn’t send:
But back to the fashunz!:
Speaking of clothes, what about the lack there0f? It was a hot day. There was a lot of skin on show…
And on the other end of the spectrum, there was this guy, who must’ve been dying in the heat:
And while we’re on the topic of people, let’s give a shout out to some blog fans!:
Aggression also abounds:
It got dark and I got some photos in the pretty light. (#photographer)
By the end of it, I’d been standing for a good 12 hours and I thought my legs were going to fall off. Was still pretty happy though:
Tomorrow? Laneway headwear trends.
Until then, Happy Friday readers.