So every year a few friends and I take a trip to a few pre-chosen festivals to work for the Workers Beer Company. We work for this company in order to raise a bit of money for a charity my Mum is a part of called Operation Florian (go and check that out if you’ve not heard of it).
I’m sure I’ll do a Latitude post sometime in the near future, but I’ll start with a Reading one, as it is more memorable. Oh yeah, as you may have guessed, the selected festivals we got this year were Latitude and Reading. All we do really is take a percentage of the money earned behind the bar and donate it to the charity. It doesn’t sound like fun, but everyone there is literally loving life, so it’s a great feeling working with other laid back, human, people.
And seeing bands you love too…that’s the biggest advantage. The festival is free for anyone working there, so it’s a major talking point when one of the bands we love are performing. This year the headliners were The Cure (who I’m a big fan of, but were very disappointing), Kasabian (who, again, a big fan of, and they absolutely smashed it), and Foo Fighters (who I’m a big fan of, have seen before, AND KILLED IT HARDER THAN DEATH).
All in all, it’s a barrel of laughs. Get up and do a few hours work, for charity nonetheless, then spend the rest of the day listening to music and getting drunk with a great group of people who are there for the same reason. Life isn’t so hard…