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Last weekend we dipped our toe into the world of festival fun for the very first time with not one but two festivals over two days. Lucky for us they were both held in the beautiful Victoria Park in East London which is just a hop and skip from our studio Superette. First up on the Saturday was Field Day organised by Tom and Natalie from Eat Your Own Ears and now in its third year we were expecting a mere 20,000 locals to pop in and hang out for the day!
Our stand was located in Village Mentality between milk the cow and the swap shop tent and opposite the village green. It was great to have another opportunity to play our super frenzied summer game - Rock'n'Roll Tiddlywinks! So along came our GIANT kittens and rock'n'roll radio and we made some extra special LOSER badges for those poor peeps who couldn't manage to throw 2 out of their 12 'winks through the targets.
It didn't take long for the friendly folk of Field Day to come on over and play.
We had lots of excitable winners on the day who were then faced with a near impossible decision to make - which prize to choose? A Sprinkle Pop, Shell Belle, Song Bird, Shutterbug or Sundae Girl. Oooh.
With just an hour left before the Village Green closed down for the day the grey cloud which had been threatening for most of the day began to spit 'n' drizzle. Our handy new gazebo meant we were ready for the kill joy cloud to turn on us and with the extra aid of two union jack umbrellas play continued! Woohoo!
Our gem of a production assistant Ova had worked her little socks off all week making a mountain of printed anchor, swallow, hearts and doll necklaces for our rummage box of wonder. And rummage they did.
Village Mentality was bursting full of fun things to play, make and do between bands. We enjoyed cheering on all the old fashioned games hosted by the untamed trio that is Bearded Kitten.
I had a quick go on the human fruit machine hostd by Josie Curran to promote her ace new book Organised Fun. One lemon and two oranges - no good to anyone.
I'd quite like to know who was responsible for dreaming up the blindfolded watermelon relay race? Genius. It was bloody hilarious and even though by this time the rain really had settled in who cared? About 6-ish we packed away our little stand and with the rain pelting down we headed home to dry off, eat a good dinner and grab an early night ready for 10,000 teenagers at Underage festival the very next day.
I've popped a whole bunch of photos onto Flickr (including a few more from the watermelon race, he he).