“Back in London” – Cornbury Fest!
We’d never think we would ever say this, but its actually now part of our lingo when we say, “Back in London …” because we’ve been here that often in the recent past! In fact, yesterday, I caught myself giving directions to a tourist on how to reach a particular place in London and that was quite something!
All along, when we are in London, its always been a little too cold for our comfort, and many times, the day starts off okay but then just the drop in temperature is massive! but this time round, things have been more than pleasant! it reminds us so much of Bangalore’s weather. Its bright, sunny, there is a little chill in the air, and it isn’t raining as often. Londoners consider this heavenly weather and you can see how everyone wants to be out all the time
We landed here in London early this week and headed straight to Charlsbury, Oxfordshire for the Cornbury Festival, touted to be a fun festival for the family. And it was all that it promised to be and more. The whole place was so colourful and bright and there was so much happening all the time, right from the puppet shows to the crazy rides to the food stalls to the soap bubbles, everyone was having a belter of a time.
We played at the Riverside stage as evening broke into night and a first for us, we had the audience seated on bales of hay! a true festival in the fields this was, but that was not for long. As is customary when we get on stage, the audience was up on their feet ready to shake things up a little along with us.
It was a quick set up thanks to Gary and Ron who picked up from where we left off in May with their awesome work and in no time, we were all set to get on with our set. We chose to go with the traditional “Hey Bhagwan” as the opener and just as that prayer to the good Lord above ended, as if s/he had heard us, there was a nice little drizzle acknowledging the acceptance of that prayer and just as the drizzle started, it faded away. Thankfully, we had gotten most of the audience off the hay by now and more people were running towards our stage as we proceeded to run through the rest of the set.
We debuted our brand new T-shirts at the fest and also sold a bunch of CDs and met loads of people who loved the show! reviews are still coming in and we’d love to hear from you if you were there at the festival! Do give is a shout.
A nice long drive on the way back nicely broken down into pre-dinner and post dinner at a Indian food joint in Southall and much to Gary’s dismay, harmonius snores in the tour van throughout the evening rounded off what was a brilliant way to start a tour.
Thanks to the folks at the Cornbury fest and we will surely be back next time round
Catch more photos from the festival here – http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=453303&id=522175007