Tuesday, 25 July 2017

I'm No Teenage Icon - Mud & Madness Of Truck 2017


Last Wednesday we left home, bound for Oxfordshire, home to the teenage knees-up that is Truck Fest. Slightly wary, since we'd traded there last the event had been taken over by a different events company, the fifteen page booklet outlining the trader rules and regulations were pretty ridiculous and I'd read numerous posts on a festival traders forum complaining of poor security, over-trading and general inefficiency. Still, we'd paid the fee, our paperwork had passed inspection and off we went.


Most of Wednesday was spent building and setting up our stall and we were in bed by 10pm. Thursday, the day before Truck officially opened, we discovered that not only had the festival tripled in size but there were even more vintage traders than last year. On collecting our wristbands from the organisers we expressed concern that there was a four foot gap between our stall and our neighbour, enabling anyone to access the traders' so-called secure area where we park, sleep, keep our stock and our takings. We were assured that a security fence would be installed before the site opened to the general public. On Friday, with still no sign of a fence, Jon used our 1970s windbreak to fill the gap.


If we thought there were a lot of vintage stalls then it was nothing compared to the amount of glitter - even some of the clothes stalls, food stalls and festival supply stalls were offering glitter face painting & body art. In a bid to help our nearest glitter trader, Once Upon A Sparkle, next-door neighbour Amy and I took up her offer to paint our faces to promote her stall.



Friday's weather was abysmal, the day started with winds so strong a trader's stall blew away (so much for all those strict rules and regulations), then the temperature dropped and rain started and man, it was torrential! Within a couple of hours the grass had vanished and the site was a mud bath.Fortunately Truck is held on a farm and there were plenty of hay bales available to help soak up the water directly outside our pitches. As I mentioned in my blog post last year, Truck's crowd are extremely young and a huge number of them hadn't packed anything practical. By 8pm we were completely sold out of vintage 1980s sportswear, jumpers and waterproofs. 


With all most of our practical stock sold we shut up shop and headed over to our vintage trader friends' stall. Pre-loading on gin we made our way to the Big Top tent and went crazy to Idris Elba's DJ set.


It's the third time we've seen Idris perform and he never fails to impress.


Although we were probably the same age as most of the festival goers' parents it didn't stop us getting right into the mosh pit to risk life, limb and spilt gin. 


Staggering back in the early hours we quickly sobered up after discovering someone had removed our windbreak and broken into our stall. Nothing had been taken but we found discarded drug paraphernalia in our trade tent. With no sign of any security Jon stayed up until 5am, keeping an eye out for more invaders.


On Saturday we were up and open for business at 9am and the rain continued. To increase the capacity of the crowd the organisers had squeezed another campsite on the hill overlooking the site and anyone unfortunate enough to be camped at the bottom ended up flooded out with all their possessions absolutely drenched. If we'd have had a quid for everyone who asked for wellies we'd have been able to shut up shop and go home rich but sadly we didn't so we gave away our carrier bags for the shivering kids to use as socks.


I took a break between showers and briefly explored the site.






Leaving Jon to shut up the stall for the evening I caught Saturday night headliners, The Libertines. As I've seen them numerous times in the past I was really looking forward to their performance but, although the music was great, Pete Doherty wasn't his usual self, barely acknowledging the crowd and spending most of the set with his back to us.  


I spotted stock we'd sold being worn. The 1960s sheepskin was one of ours, bought by a lovely Aussie guy here on a two year working visa with his wife. Show over we headed back to our pitch, shortly joined by a trader friend who'd just caught someone attempting to ransack their awning. He'd managed find a security guard and handed the culprit over.


As we sat chatting we watched a gang of black-clad, balaclava'ed men running at high speed through the traders' camping area. Minutes later we intercepted a drug deal going on in the gap between ours and the neighbour's pitch, stopped a drunken teenage girl being dragged off by two older men and a dodgy guy trying to break into next door's tent. We cracked open more drinks and waited for the arena to close, there was no way we could go to bed with all that going on. Last year all we had to contend with were drunken, selfie-taking teens, annoying but harmless, this time the vibe was a lot more menacing.


By 2.30 am with the arena finally closed, the crowds made their way back to the campsite. We managed a few hours sleep before re-opening at 9am. We looked out the fifteen page rule book, found a contact number for the concessions manager and called her to voice our concerns. She came over to our pitch explaining that she'd been drafted in at the last minute to manage the trading area when the events company realised they'd taken on too big a task. She told us that the company had neglected to employ more security guards despite making the festival three times bigger and had been overwhelmed by a gang of Eastern European pickpockets and a drug dealing cartel from London, both of which had been successfully apprehended last night. Several of our neighbouring traders had had enough and decided to pack up and go home early and she promised that although Sunday night shouldn't be so full-on, she'd make sure there would be security guards on hand to stop the public accessing the gaps the departed traders had left. After us clocking up over 90 hours of work between us the last thing we wanted was for some thieving scumbag to make off with our takings.


After a slow & tedious day of trading we closed the shop. Jon kept watch while I watched Maximo Park's set on the main stage. Despite the mud being past our ankles I danced (my maxi skirt hitched in my knickers), sung along, swigged gin and waved at festival goers dressed in our wares. 


Set over,I went back to the shop to help Jon pack up our stock. After all the clothes had been bagged up and the muddy stock quarantined ready for rewashing, we pulled our chairs outside, cracked open a can and listened to main stage headliners The Vaccines, who sounded incredible.



Then the fun started. The main stage shut, the kids then headed to the Market Stage opposite for a full-on rave. Wasted teens staggered about, wandering through the gaps the departed traders had left (still no fencing), pissing & vomiting on our vehicles and trade tents, pestering us for cigarettes and water. When told politely that the public weren't allowed in the trader's area, a group of lads turned aggressive and tried to fight Jon and boys from the stall next door. While Jon called the trading manager for help, Alex from next door doled out some hi-viz vests and we formed a human chain, turning away the drunken invaders by pretending to be security guards (although we probably didn't look very convincing with our glitter painted faces and colourful outfits). Eventually help arrived in the form of two massive security guards who erected a 10 foot security fence in the gap and stood with us until the entertainment finished and the kids had staggered off to bed.


With the alarm set for 7am yesterday, we disassembled the rest of the pitch and, after two hours of queuing, finally managed to get off the site littered with vehicles stuck in the mud. On the way out we were horrified by the state of the campsite. People talk about the wastefulness of the Glastonbury crowd but it was nothing compared to Truck. I've never seen so many abandoned tents, camping chairs and rubbish. If we weren't half dead we might have been tempted to rescue some of the abandoned camping gear.


Yes, we sold stock, made money, saw some great bands and met some lovely people but going back and trading there next year? You've got to be trucking kidding!

Linking to Patti & the gang for Visible Monday.

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  1. OMG What a nightmare , I would have gone home at the first sign of trouble , Glad you wre there for that young girl though heavens knows what would have happened to her if you hadn't been there xxx

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    1. The great music and good company kept us going! xxx

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  2. Glad you managed to have some fun out of it, but god that sounds awful! Don't blame you for not going again, I can't believe the short sightedness of the organisers.

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    1. Definitely not a festival i'd recommend to anyone! x

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  3. What a nightmare and it showed such promise to start with. I am so impressed you stayed on. I do hope you made heaps of money to make that worthwhile. I go back to my youth and we all had fun on Saturday nights going to dances and no smoking or drinking or drugs. I still remember the people we met and that was in Dunedin NewZealand most of us girls found our husbands at the Town Hall dance. I probably sound ruddy duddy but those were the best days of our lives. Thankgoodness you and Jon got out safely.

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    1. These are really scary times, I can tell you. The drugs people are taking now either render them incapable or just downright aggressive. I'd hate to be a teenager in this day and age. xxx

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  4. OMG - a peaky blinders episode could not contain more awful behavior!! Good on you and Jon for giving it your all, and for dancing in the mud. The only shining light for me - Idris Elba!! Hope you're resting today, xox

    -Patti
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    1. That's a great comparison (minus the well dressed me - Truck favours shell suits!)
      Idris makes everything better! xxx

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  5. Sounds like my idea of hell. I can't imagine anything more soul destroying than paddling round in the rain up to your ankles in mud.
    Sorry you had such an awful time-x-

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    1. The mud does make a massive difference to everyone's mood, it becomes more of a feat of endurance that a festival! At least the music was good even if the security wasn't. xxx

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  6. oh my, I do hope you made a bundle from that trucking muckfest. The organizers should be sued for incompetence (or greed) in not providing the basics of security. Glad you guys survived to tell the tale.

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    1. I think that might be happening. Their event last weekend got shut down on the grounds of safety. Festivals used to be all about having a good time, sadly the corporate giants are taking them over and destroying them. xxx

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  7. Flaming Ada! Sounds horrendous!
    Arilx

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    1. Thank goodness for decent music, kept us sane. xxx

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  8. Oh God, sounds terrible! At least you now know to steer clear next year. Well done for sticking it out.

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    1. Thanks, Rosie! Such a shame after last year's Truck. xxx

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  9. Good grief! What a nightmare!

    Just the thought and photos of all that mud turned me off but then the looting and security issues? Not fun.

    I'm very happy that neither of you were hurt and you made out with all of your earnings and no one stole anything.

    Those organizers will have a hard time filling the stalls next year when they did such a poor job.

    bisous
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    1. I bet any first time festival trader or festival goer would be put off for life after last weekend's truck. Mud and rain is never great for enhancing the atmosphere but coupled with drug dealing, robberies and potential rapes it was horrible. xxx

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  10. WOW! I think you've made a good decision about next year!

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    1. Fun before profit every time! xxx

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  11. Blimey, love - that sounds like a trying weekend! I know you are a positive soul who makes the best of any situation, but really, the organisers and many of the punters should be ashamed of themselves. Still, you brought the glamour and colour, made some money, spent time with friends enjoying good music, so it's not all bad... You and Baker are troopers, the pair of you! Hopefully the mud has been washed away, there will be more enjoyable festivals to come this summer, and Truck can truck off for next year!
    Love you! Xxx

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    1. Trying is the operative word! never a dull moment in the wonderful world of festival trading!
      Love ya! xxxx

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  12. Geez Louise! I don't blame you for not going back! It's terrible that the organizers didn't feel the need to hire more security for an event that big. Spending a little bit more on security would be not only better for the individuals trading there, but would also benefit the festival goers too. Hopefully, you will find another festival/fair to go to this time next year.

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    1. Profit before people, it's the way the world seems to be going at the moment. All forgotten now we've done Indietracks. xxx

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  13. This situation is what we Yanks call a "hot mess"! Glad you and Jon and the neighbors were able to cope with the villains, and even more pleased that you've decided not to try your luck next year. The wolves will return, now that they know there are few shepherds to protect the lambs. Posting real security personnel in advance of an actual fracas is considered non-PC in the US, with identical results: business flees, the bloodbath begins...

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    1. Hot Mess sounds like a very accurate description.
      It got even worse at the festival they ran last weekend when the police shut it down. Hopefully the lawsuits will put them out of business. Cutting corners is business suicide. xxx

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  14. God, what a mess. I'm glad you and Jon made it out without being harmed or robbed. I wouldn't expect the organisers to be offering any refunds to traders that ended up having to work double duty as volunteer security, but it wouldn't hurt to ask for your pitch fees returned.

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    1. We did think of billing them for providing security services but I reckon the email may fall on deaf ears, just like all the others! xxx

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  15. Wow! What an adventure!
    Sounds like some of the festivals in California I used to go to as a teen. I wouldn''t want to do that again either.
    xox

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    1. Even some of the teenagers were telling us that they felt unsafe, that's just not right is it? at that age I was fearless! xxx

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  16. I am afraid I don't like crowds...your description of what happened at Truck is exactly why I can no longer go to festival concerts. Unfortunately many on this planet (not country specific) believe it is ok to act this way. What has become of the world?

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    1. It does make you wonder! Glastonbury is 20x the size and I never feel unsafe there. It's all about security and organisation. xxx

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  17. I can't begin to imagine the scene.
    Makes me feel old. Very, very old.

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    1. I think we aged 20 years last weekend! xxx

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  18. Whew! Those pictures of you and Jon are so fab and styling. Who could tell what a disaster Truck was? It's a pity they decided to increase the number of participants, without supportive security. A clear sign of greed on the part of the organizers.

    I have to stress how FAB you look! I love your pitch!! So colourful and enticing. I noticed the pompoms on your signs!!

    I hope you two aren't traumatized by the nefarious happenings. Get some rest.

    Happy thrifting ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! Truthfully it wasn't at all bad during the day (apart from the weather) but it became a different beast entirely after nightfall. xxx

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  19. Well, I like sitting on the ground and don't like vomit on my vehicle - so I would definitely have been an unhappy camper there, unless I shopped at your setup and had glitter on my face. But cheers that you and Jon got the most out of it, selling and carousing a bit too. Having inadequate security is shameful. I wonder how many sellers will go back next year? I'm glad you have enough great events to put this one behind you.

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    1. You and me both, Melanie!! I think having a glittery face gave me superpowers, I was out there like a terrier, yelling at men twice my size! xxx

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  20. what a mess! At least you made some profit after all that nonsense.

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  21. That festival looks like it was the stuff of nightmares! All that mud is one thing, but the lack of security would have made me feel very uncomfortable. I'm glad to hear you made some profit, though, as it would have been so much worse if you hadn't. That said, I totally love that photo of you wearing that fabulous maxi and your Yeti coat! You go, girl! xxx

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    1. Just as well we're hardcore or else i'd be jacking it all in and going back to paid employment! It wasn't nice at all after dark. xxx

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  22. Hell's teeth, it sounds horrendous. What a contrast to the Cornbury festival.
    Somehow you stayed looking fab and your shaggy jacket and gorgeous blue flower print dress looks totally mud free, how did you manage that?! xxx

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    1. From the sublime to the ridiculous, eh? Cornbury's trading area is run by a festival trader ...and it shows! xxx

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  23. Blardy hell! Sounds like a complete den of iniquity! Thank God you made it out alive. Are you going to take a punt on wellies and rain macs for your next festival? Must be tempting. xxx

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    1. Normally we load the van up with discarded wellies when we leave Glastonbury and sell them at the next festivals - no Glasto - no wellies! xxx

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  24. Bloody hell, lovey...what a pile of old shite! You are proper troopers and I'm glad you managed to have a laugh despite the fecking mayhem.
    Loves ya.
    xxxxx

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    1. It's the only way, drink till you're on their level! xxx

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  25. That sounds like my idea of festival hell to be honest Vix!! I'm such a fair-weather festival goer these days, and all that dodgy stuff would have had me running for the hills. Nice of you to look out for a few people though, that's always karma to be returned. xx

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    1. Truck would put most sane people off festivals for life, I can tell you. Thank goodness we were booked in at the lovely Indietracks just days later. It's restored our faith in the festival spirit! xxx

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  26. Scary stuff but well done for sticking it out. I would have loved to see Idris Elba, such a good actor too.

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    1. He really was one of the (few) high points of truck. he's amazing. xxx

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  27. This used to be a tiny fun festival it's such a crying shame when people get greedy. I laughed my head off at the official video on their Facebook page without a single shot of rain or mud anywhere, I'm less than 5 miles down the road so know exactly how much it rained!
    Sadly there is a very serious problem with drugs and therefore thieving around here, so much for the gorgeous Oxfordshire countryside......

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    1. I know. It's been going for years and friends who went years ago said it was a proper hippy fest with the ladies from the WI doing the tea stall. Such a shame the corporates had to move in.
      I saw those photos, it looked like a completely different festival. xxx

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  28. Hell's teeth, this sounds dreadful from start to finish. I'm so glad you helped that young girl. I bet she's traumatised but a lot less than she could have been. I do feel that people's behaviour has deteriorated in recent years, and it appalls me. But that doesn't let the greedy, ineffectual organisers off the hook. Shocking. So glad you are home safe and sound. Xxxx

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    1. The more I think about what could have happened to that poor girl if we hadn't intervened the more shocked I feel. The world is a scary place sometimes! xxx

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  29. And I thought Oxfordshire was such a gentile place. I'm just glad its over, I felt distraught and exhausted for you just reading about it. Lets hope your next fest is a bit more controlled. xxx

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    1. The difference between Truck and Cornbury is ridiculous and there's only a few miles between them! xxx

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  30. Yikes! All that mud makes me think of Woodstock. It's really too bad that things went so roughly. It all sounds like a nightmare, but there was solidarity among the traders, and glitter makeup brightens things considerably! Glad it's over and you made it out okay!

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    1. The mud, litter and antisocial behaviour could have been Woodstock! xxx

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  31. Good grief, that sounds like a terrible nightmare. I have been to many Truckfest events organised by Live Promotions, with a club stand and as a trader, they were never as bad as that. They were the original organizers and always did a good job. Now everyone is getting on the truck show events band wagon. I don't blame you for not going back.

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    1. People don't seem to realise that festivals are get rich quick schemes. Michael Eavis makes hardly anything from Glastonbury, just a huge amount of pleasure from putting on an event that makes thousands of people happy. xxx

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  32. I salute you for NOT wearing the Kate Moss-festival-outfit!

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    1. Thank you! Only one person can get away with dressing like that - Kate Moss! xxx

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  33. Madness indeed. Glad to hear you helped the young girl. Hope the next festival is much better for you. Xxx

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  34. That sounds absolutely awful!!! I can't believe it was so badly manned and that there were such awful people there. It really sums up what puts me off festivals in general- mud, drunken idiots, thieves, bad weather and overcrowding!

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    1. Don't let it put you off, it's definitely the worst festival I've been to, most (and I mean most) are lovely! xxx

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  35. holy shit!
    ehm - sorry.
    but this fest´s organizers should be boycotted the next 10 years or more. such bad work!!
    i´m impressed that you guys did hold the fort - i would went away on the second day........
    and you look so pretty despite the mud and horror scenarios!! glitter suits you!
    take a rest - stay dry and warm!! hugs! xxxxxx

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    1. I think the owrm has turned, if they find any traders daft enough to work with them next year I'll be very surprised! xxx

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  37. such a nightmare, but I'm glad that you are harmless, you made some profit and enjoyed some good moments with traders and friends. Love that you made the best of the situation and looked fabulous doing it, all dressed in psychedelic prints and glitter!
    Anyway, I would be really angry about the greedy organization, and all those stupid creepy bastards who go to a festival to show off their worst face instead of enjoying the music and having fun.
    At least, mud can be washed away!
    besos

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    1. The glitter, music and good mates made it a lot more bearable, I can tell you! We're still trying to wash off the mud! xxx

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  38. Like I wrote on your Facebook page, Truck 2017 makes those old Donnington Monsters of Rock festivals look like Glyndebourne in comparison! But on a far brighter note, your glitter looked beautiful - Marc Bolan would be proud ;-D xxx

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    1. Ha! I love that comparison! xxx

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  39. Wow! I wouldn't blame you if you didn't go back! I bet they will lose many traders after that! Glad you at least made good money. :)

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    1. There's already a trader rebellion! Nobody in their right minds would go back, I don't think! x

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  40. Good heavens! That sounds quite terrible! If you do decide to go back for whatever reason, you need to bring a giant mean dog to watch over your tent when you leave!

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    1. If it's still running next year I'd be really surprised! x

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  41. I'm so glad neither of my nieces want to go to festivals. I'm convinced they're increasingly unsafe spaces for young women and girls. Maybe Glastonbury's an exception, but the organizers of these sites need to be a heck of a lot more professional and recognize their duty of care. Love the glitter, by the way. There's always a need for some sparkle. Val x

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    1. Hi Val! In all my years of festival going I can honestly say Truck was the first time I'd ever felt uncomfortable. I definitely wouldn't recommend it (or the other festivals the company also runs) to anyone. xxxx

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  42. That sounds mad, Vix! I wonder whether any of the vendors will return at all... You look bright and cheerful in your colorful vintage, enormous sunnies and glitter! Have a great week and no more stressful adventures!

    PS The clip-on earring covers that you recommended have arrived! :)

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    1. Some of the stall holders traded at another of their events last weekend and it was even worse, - it got shut down by the police on Sunday! Dreadful!
      Hope those earrings aren't pinching now! xxx

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  43. Usually your festival posts make me wish I was there, but that sounds utterly awful. Not surprising you're not going back - it sounds like it's got too big for its own good.

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    1. We did wonder how many of the teenage first timers would never go to another festival after experiencing Truck. Honestly nothing we've done has ever been this bad. xxx

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    2. After seeing how the one festival I've been to changed over the years, I can't help wondering if there comes a tipping point when the clientele stops being people who are there for *that* festival and starts being people who just want *a* festival - when the event is no longer the purpose. Glastonbury's big and established enough to weather that, but it makes me wonder about the medium-ish ones. And it sounds like Truck's organisers didn't really care about that festival either.

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  44. Hi dear Vix! Something positive at least, I mean Idris Elba's DJ set. What sort of set does he usually play? He's a COOL guy. ;) I was almost scared to read about what was going on in the festival. That wasn't nice anymore. I'm glad that you and Jon remained safe and sound. I didn't have any clue that an atmosphere at the festival could be so drug fuelled, aggressive and quarrelsome. Fortunately you've so many festivals and happenings to choose from, to choose the classiest ones where to go.

    A-M xxxx

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    1. Hello, my friend! Idris's set is wonderful, a mad mix of vintage disco classics to hip-hop and house. He's amazing! xxx

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  45. Flippin 'eck, sounds like a nightmare. A bit of mud is one thing, but the organisers should be ashamed of themselves. Thank god you were there to help that young girl! I hope you made enough money to compensate for the ordeal. xx

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    1. Glastonbury doesn't go to pot when it's muddy, does it? A complete shambles. If that company is still in business this time next year I'd be very surprised! xxx

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  46. What a shame the weekend was hampered due to poor organisation. Really it's just dangerous for everyone involved.

    You do look amazing with your glitter though, and I had no idea Idris Elba did a little DJing on the side.

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    1. It really was. They're taken over quite a few of the well known festivals this year, I worry for the future! xxx

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  47. How do you manage to always look so bloody glamourous, even in a muddy field when it's pissing down with rain?!!!!! very worrying about the security issues you had, looks like the organisers were inexperienced and failed to communicate with the people in the know (you traders), could have been a lot worse if someone got hurt and they are lucky you traders were forgiving about it all.

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    1. Big glasses and glitter make everything more glamorous! xxx

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  49. sounds like tons of fun! i adore such events!

    Lyosha
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  50. Holy moly, Vix. You personify the saying "when someone hands you lemons, make lemonade". That event sounds like it was a total cluster "truck". Yet you managed to hang in there till the end, all the while looking marvelous, even while mud bound!

    Don't blame you, though, for not wanting to risk that nightmare next year.


    Theresa

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    1. Thank goodness for some decent music and some fellow trading mates, that's all I can say! xxx

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    1. I know! So much for a festival atmosphere! xxx

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  52. What a nightmare! You did well staying until the end, I would have gone home after the first night. Thank goodness you were there to save that young girl as well - I dread to think what would have happened otherwise. I don't blame you for not wanting to trade there again! x

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    1. It wasn't too bad during the day (other than the weather) but, by night, it seemed to feel really dodgy. I'm glad we stopped them taking that girl away, the more I think about it the more it worries me about what could have happened if we hadn't been around. xxx

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  53. Oh my goodness. I am so glad that you didn't have anything stolen or trashed. And as for all the rest, bloody hell I am not sure that I would have had the bottle to stay with all that going on. That poor girl must have been terrified. Thank God for you both being there. It sounds like a complete shambles. Xx

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    1. The same company did another festival this weekend and it was so bad the police revoked their licence and it had to close a day early! Their days as festival organisers are numbered - I hope! xxx

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  54. OMG Idris Elba!! Be still my racing heart! Well done, what wonderful sales you had Vix. this festival's weather looking a whole heap different from Cornbury. Mud! I love the portrait of you with your beautiful sparkly makeup. Great photos of the whole weekend, thanks for taking me along with you. xx

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    1. He's fantastic, isn't he? It's very exciting to be in the same room, I can tell you! xxx

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  55. With Fab stock you'd Sold being worn, and you looking absolutely ravishing, it made the Hell of it at least look fashionable! Bad weather can be tolerable if an Event is worthwhile to endure it, but lack of Safety and Security would not be acceptable, don't blame you for not wanting to do it again!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, we're Brits so know the weather isn't guaranteed but cutting back on security to save money? Absolutely no excuse. xxx

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  57. I see in the local bicester newspaper the farm owner is horrified bt the corperate event truck turned into tgis year. Always been set up as a charitable event and many charities were moved to terrible pitches while the commercial giants had primw spots. He did say truck wont happen on his land unless the festival owners change this back to somewhere near what it was.
    We went. Loved every minute (including mud) but security was terrible and organisation even worse.. profit before anything else for the new owners. Lets keep our fingers crossed things change back to what truck is all about..

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    1. That's interesting, the representative from the events company we booked with blamed the farmer for being greedy and charging them more to host the festival.
      We had a brilliant time last year and the music and the people we met this year were lovely but the vibe completely changed after the main stage finished, utter mayhem. xxx

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  58. Holy moly, Vix. You personify the saying "when someone hands you lemons, make lemonade".


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  59. Geez, what a dogs breakfast, sounds like they had no idea what they were doing. I'm thankful you guys were there to save that girl that was going to be dragged away - terrifying.

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    1. I've been reading some real horror stories about the festivals this company have taken over. Awful stuff! xxx

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