WOMUD

Thank goodness the festival was not at Rivermead again – I hear the Thames has flooded there and the entire festival would have been cancelled.

WOMAD, Charlton Park

A very muddy Charlton Park during WOMAD 2007.

I did hear a few voices of dissent about the organisation of this year’s festival, and how those in charge should have better anticipated the wet weather. However, I think this was probably just teething problems at the new venue. Thank goodness the festival was not at Rivermead again – I hear the Thames has flooded there and the entire festival would have been cancelled.

I am in agreement with Stephen Dalton at The Times:

But it was the Senegalese hip-hop trio Daara J who virtually hijacked his show, bounding around the stage in flowing white robes like hyperactive Jedi Knights.

Seth Lakeman and Dhol Foundation also had me jumping.

3 thoughts on “WOMUD”

  1. Dammit, Robert, you should have advertised your attendance in advance – we were there with the kids. (We packed up and buggered off on Saturday morning. The nippers – seven and three – *hated* it. Tears from the word go.)

  2. Dammit indeed. I didn’t envy the parents there, I have to say. I saw a couple of Dad’s dragging their prams through the mud with the wheels all clogged up.

  3. I tell you something, the first person to invent a tent that can go in a washing machine is going to make a fortune. The inside of ours looks like an IRA dirty protest.

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