Wireless 2012: Rihanna, Jessie J and MUD!

 

Jessie J’s set was one of the festival’s highlights

I’m not one to use awful clichés, but the rain couldn’t dampen our spirits at Wireless Festival in Hyde Park yesterday. Despite being rained on and caked in mud, we had a fantastic day watching Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Pitbull, Jessie J and the Queen, Rihanna!

I was pretty impressed with all the acts but Jessie J really stood out for me. Always professional, in tune, charismatic and energetic, her performance of hits such as Do It Like a Dude and her finale Domino really got the crowd going. She even picked an audience member to sing with her on stage during Price Tag, and she stayed up there looking rather bemused for the rest of the set.

As fantastic as Jessie J was, there was only one act we had been standing in the rain for hours to see, and that was Rihanna. Despite some expectations that she would pull out after her grandmother’s funeral this week, as well as having a bit of a shaky start, after warming up she rocked the festival performing hits such as Only Girl in the World, Don’t Stop the Music, and a rather fitting tribute to the festival with Umbrella.

For me the undoubted highlight of the day was Rihanna’s closing performance of We Found Love which got the 65,000 audience wild. It would be fantastic to have a video to show you at this point, and I did think of that yesterday but I jumped too hard, dropped my camera into the mud and the video was lost. Oh well, I think that shows how great the festival was though.

I’ll definitely be looking forward to next year’s festival as well as any other performances by Jessie J and Rihanna!

The ever-beautiful Rihanna bought Wireless Festival 2012 to a spectacular close

During a brief sunny spell

Mac Attack – we came prepared for mud and rain!

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Celebration and Revision

It’s been nearly a month since my last (very brief) blog post, so I thought I’d catch up on this Bank Holiday. The last couple of weeks have been busy, with the start of my A level exams as well as leaving sixth form. I’ve been revising as much as possible which has meant I’ve been pretty busy, but I did take some time out to celebrate the last day of sixth form.

We had a fantastic gala night at school where we dressed up, watched some great performances by friends, gave out some funny awards and of course had a good night at the pub afterwards. There were some great speeches by the head girl and head boy, Alannah and Harry, as well.

Me and my friend Lydia at the Gala night, by the way I’m squinting I think I need her glasses!

It’s sad to leave behind a place that I have spent the last five years at, especially after moving to a new area and making some amazing friends for life. But I can’t wait to move onto something new this autumn and take with me all the great experiences of the last few years.

I’ve also been celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, I helped out (which involved a lot of spilling cups of orange squash) at a kid’s jubilee picnic in Tenterden and I watched some of the very long and very wet Thames River Pageant (tempted to insert a joke here about Her Maj Raining over us…)

The next few weeks will be filled with revision (maybe not exactly FILLED…) as I have four exams but I’m very much looking forward to having a great time with my close friends in the summer.  I hope you have all had a good few weeks as well 🙂

Going to miss these guys! Photo courtesy of Rose Mordaunt