there comes a time in a boys life when he must choose what it is that he will use for bonus flavour in a home made iced coffee when the kitchen is bare of essentials such as ice cream, chocolate, tasty biscuits, tastier biscuits and chocolate flavoured ice cream. For me, this time was now but, being the culinary unconventionalist that i assume i am, I decided that hundreds and thousands would be the forgotten flavour that would bring myself back. Although my first reaction was one of regret i was soon sent me into a stratospheric level of taste based euphoria. While I was up there I had a worrying moment of clarity upon realising that my hundreds and thousands were potentially sinking and the consistency that I constantly crave was at risk of being shattered in one fell swoop of dregs constituting coffee, 100s and 1000s and self-loathing for not making more.
so i've been looking into the albums of photos of trips that are huge and I have not looked at properly. predominantly Peat's Ridge, Vietnam and both of this winter's snow trips. In regards to Peats, these photos are taking ages because i'm pretty sure they're crap and i missed all the good bits because it was so hot in that hellish valley that we forgot about the festival and went to the beach... Infact the only parts of the festival (out of all three days) that was pleasurable were between the hours of 7pm and 8am as the still aired 40 degree days were to hard to deal with and I took crap photos.
i think i might just power-browse the good ones from peat's and forget the rest and potentially come back in the distant future.
this is doug martsch and he is beyond legend status for so many reasons and he was also the only reason i wanted to make the 2 day drive to peats ridge (although he played at the Zoo a few days later but I went to that show too which was beyond ideal) apart from the enticing chill times that holidaying on the road offers.. this was the only big(ish) festival i've shot and it's so enjoyable, i didn't have press but when the lights are big and care is taken there is so much fun to be had!
this is some dude that came after Built to Spill and i watched them for a bit before retiring, in this photo he's shouting at me 'get this kid some water he looks mighty parched!!'
prone festival preach.
making use of the 11 minutes from when the sun hit the valley till it got too hot to execute basic functions such as hi-5ing
driving to perisher a few months back