Oh Boomtown Fair. What words can I use to describe this festival that will do it justice? I don’t even know where to begin. Boomtown Fair was one of the most amazing and craziest experiences of my life (even though I’m still suffering from a swollen foot/unknown injuries from the weekend). I want to tell everyone about it but the festival itself is just so oddball and unique that I also don’t want to give everything away!
So instead I’m going to share five photos that sum up my Boomtown Fair experience and why.
Here, my friend Briony and I are being cleansed of our sins as we are not virgins. Basically, when exploring Old Town, we found so many quirky tiny bars and in this particular bar we stumbled across this tiny, tiny room where this..interesting lady was looking for a husband. She found one, but he had to be cleansed of his sins first. How? By climbing into a trunk and her shouting god knows what and waving a phone around pretending it was a shower head. Naturally it was our turn next…
This was probably taken on our most sober night of all in one of the hidden forests. I LOVED the hidden forests. They reminded me of Lost Village. One had makeshift ponds built with floating/hanging pods over them, accessible by a mini-bridge when you needed to chill out. On this night, we danced for what seemed like hours and grabbed random men, trying to get them to create this hilarious video with us. Why is it so hilarious? I don’t know. It was just the running joke of the weekend. Anyway. This is us with our cat ears and the pretty lanterns/lampshades in the background. It honestly felt like we’d walked into a fairytale.
The whole world of Boomtown was just…amazing. They’d paid so much attention to detail for all the different sets and worlds. This was taken in Dstrkt 5 (I think) and the entire area just reminded me of the new twenty one pilots video; a run down council estate almost, covered in graffiti and junk and everything that was eye-opening. This was definitely my favourite district after Old Town and I wish I had longer to explore it all.
Here’s me with my amazing mermaid crown. Unfortunately it rained quite a bit so we couldn’t dress up in our festival outfits as much as we’d liked, but we managed to go all out a couple of times and DAMN isn’t this mermaid crown pretty? I bought the shell base and then my colleague and I added gems and feathers to give it that extra wow factor.
And, finally, here’s me visiting the medical tent for the very serious matter of…needing a plaster for my blister on my foot. For some reason, I didn’t think to bring a first aid kid or any plasters and we got caught in a TOTAL downpour one day. My boots soaked through, they rubbed against my feet..and basically I had to sit in the medical tent and fill in a form and have my toe examined just for a couple of plasters, haha. As it goes – two days on – I actually have a really swollen and sprained foot now. How? I have no idea. But no festival/party/session is complete without me hurting myself some how.
So, there we have five photos summing up my time at the festival. I wish I’d taken more but, to be honest, I was just too busy having fun. We got up to a lot more than just what went on here, the places we explored, the weird adventures we went on..the list is endless. But I don’t want to give too much away, so this blog post is just a small taster of how amazing the whole weekend was.
Have you ever been to Boomtown Fair or are you planning to go next year? Let me know!