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netnpete’s Travel Diary

Friday, 08 Jun 2007

Location: Donington - East Midlands, UK

MapThis was a weekend we were looking forward to for a while - Download Festival 07 - A heavy Rock festival that goes for 3 days, at Donington Race Park in the East Midlands. You basically camp there for the whole time and 60 bands played over the whole weekend.

So on Friday we headed with our mates, Jasz, Dave, Erin, Andrew, Glazy and Hales in 2 cars up to Donington with all our camping gear and food. Arriving there it is a sea of Bogans as far as the eye can see. I think someone said they get about 120,000 people there over the whole weekend. I have never seen so many tents in one place!!

It was an awesome weekend, definite highlights would have to be Iron Maiden, Wolfmother, Velvet Revolver, Linkin Park, Dragonforce, there are way to many to mention. Another amazing part of it is that Donington park is just across the road from East Midlands Airport, so while you are watching the bands there are planes flying so low overhead, but it just adds to the atmosphere.

The boys had a great time in the mosh pit and us girls enjoyed taking in the atmosphere and rocking out to some great music. It was a bit of a nightmare getting home on the Monday, we left our campsite at 10am and didn't get home til about 5pm where we finally got to shower after 4 days!! You can imagine it was all pretty feral by then!