Roskilde Festival. We went for the last 4 days, as we wanted to go for the music. And I had never slept in a tent before, so I didn’t want to commit to over a week of it on my first go.
It was brilliant! We saw Slipknot on the first night, an amazing way to start! And I was very proud of having been in my first Wall of Death, and of the bruises that came up the next day. Other highlights were dancing with Husband at Queens of the Stone Age on the last night, Crystal Castles and Sigur Ros. The surprise random pick was The Bots, the last band we went to see. We weren’t sure what to expect, but they were brilliant, a great way to end the festival.
On a food note, I actually did quite well, although it turns out that either a lot of bread is made with milk, or a lot of people think it is.
I found one place near where we entered the festival site selling African food, and one of the people on the stand guaranteed me that it was vegan (and I trusted him, he has a friend who is vegan, and he understood what it meant). This was what I used for my breakfast every day. Well, I say breakfast, I ate it usually between 11 and 1. It was nice to have a place I could go first thing without worrying. It was a delicious, fruity rice dish with a lentil / bean burger, along with an apple juice. Can you see how sunny it was? This was a great way to start the day.
A surprise was that they had a place called The Coffee Lounge, which sold soya lattes. Yay!
I also ate a lot of falafel.
And we found a place in the Food Court that sold Vegansk Mad (Vegan Food). I ordered curry with mung beans, which was a little disappointing at first, it was very bland, but I asked for some salt and it actually tasted great, and made a nice change from all the falafel.
On the last night I decided to be less healthy and go for a veggie burger and chilli wedges. They were both vegan, as long as I didn’t have mayo with them. These were delicious, although the burger felt quite healthy, I could see carrot, potato, sweetcorn and broccoli in it. And I love wedges, so it was a good treat.
So all in all this holiday was a success, and not just on the food front. The bands were great, with some surprises and bands to look up more now we’re home. I slept in a tent and managed fine, and we have some great memories.
Can’t wait to see next year’s lineup.