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Images of Cropredy

14 Aug 2006 / 0 Comments / in music and gigs, Oxfordshire

The Cropredy festival which I blogged about here and here is about so much more than just the music.

You don’t have to know or particularly like any of the acts; you can lie in the field, sit in your deckchair or wallow in your picnic blanket on that gentle hillside and soak up the atmosphere which is about as laid back as it comes. Cropredy prides itself on being for everyone irrespective of age or ability.

Moth and I were delighted to see that wheelchair users were well catered for with free motorised mobility aids and a great viewing platform right next to the sound desk.

People bring their whole family here including their pets. You can come with your lover, your spouse, perhaps even both… Bring your children, it’s completely safe here. Everyone seems to look out for everyone else.

You can be whoever you want to be and no one bats an eyelid.

You can eat what you want – it’s great for vegetarians.

You can be creative, too. Have your face painted:

Make your own flag to mark your space in the field or just enjoy the ones other people bring:

Practice your circus skills…

The hats people wear are more creative and interesting than Ascot.

And as for the beards…

We were musing as to what other bands would go down well here. We thought Focus, Judie Tzuke and Steve Hackett would go down a storm with the crowd.

The truth is we’ll probably go again irrespective of who’s on the bill because it’s always nice to see new stuff. This lot probably think so, too!

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