splendour in the grass: day one

Hello, Splendour. So nice to see you.
Violent Soho | School of Seven Bells | Foals | Little Red | Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Angus & Julia Stone | LCD Soundsystem | Grizzly Bear

What a way to start of the festival! Woke up on Friday to blue skies and balmy weather. Perfect. No matter how many words I write, I doubt I’ll ever be able provide a description that will do the weekend justice. It’s just one of those things that you have to experience for yourself. By the end of the day I was an absolute wreck and my feet were killing me, but it was all so worth it. To top off an otherwise perfect first day of Splendour, as we were walking past the Mix Up Tent after Grizzly Bear (tired, hungry, in need of good shoes), Scissor Sisters started playing Take Your Mama. That was the only song of theirs I wanted to hear. Perfect timing much? It sustained me for the arduous trek back to the campsite. Thank you Splendour Gods for shining down on me in my time of need. More photos after the jump.

Unicorn! Splendour in the Grass really is a mystical place.
Violent Soho
First band of the day: Violent Soho.

The crowd. Millin’. Chillin’.

Just happy to be here.GIANT TWO-SPINED PELVIS

I wore the Cotton on Dress from a few posts down. Notice that I’m not wearing my pointy cat eye sunnies… BECAUSE I LOST THEM BEFORE I EVEN GOT TO THE FESTIVAL. I had to wear my wayfarers instead. Never fear though, I found them again in time for the last day. They were in the food tent. Also, GIANT PELVIS! Ahh Splendour Art, you never disappoint.

School of Seven Bells?
School of Seven Bells. Film cameras weren’t much use for taking photos of bands on stage.


Splendour AtmosphereSplendour Atmosphere
Today was a throw your arms up in the air, wave ’em around like you just don’t care sort of day.


One of the most important things you need to know before you start your Splendour weekend: where the Organic Doughnut Stand is.

Foals? I can't quite tell.
Foals. WERE AMAZING. Definite highlight.

View from the top of the Amphitheatre, en route to Little Red.


  1. rebecca August 8, 2010

    you saw foals??? YANNIS <3


  2. ponyhunter August 8, 2010

    jealous jealous jealous, i had friends who flew over for that, unfortunately my savings funds were a bit ill.

  3. AGNES STYLE August 8, 2010

    Wow it sounds so fun, I can't wait for the photos!

  4. evie apples August 8, 2010

    lemme just say again, how did we not run into each other? we had the exact same first day! i too experienced the 'take your mama' energiser post-grizzly bear. love that picture of you and the fish!

  5. Blackswan August 8, 2010

    great photos! you've definitely swayed me to gettin my hands on a film camera again! – the textures are splendid. (hence the pun!) hehe


    x Your Only Blackswan

  6. shegoesbumpinthenight August 8, 2010

    in total agreement!
    foals were incredible!

    completely crushed about missing grizzly though. it was utter mayhem trying to leave amphi after temper trap.

    looks like you had a smashing time! can't wait to see more of your lovely photos.

  7. The lineup for this show is absolutely amazing. It looks like the best festival ever. and Foals, yay!!

  8. Lynzy August 8, 2010

    Pure jealousy, I am going to be straight up about my feelings here.

    Looks like you had a ridiculously good time 🙂

    xo Lynzy

  9. missjessicalee August 8, 2010

    ooooh my gosh! This festival looks BANANAS! You are so so so lucky you got to experience such great music acts in person!

    I hope you continue to have a splendid time. I can't wait to see more! 🙂

  10. Lulu August 8, 2010

    definitely jealous you saw Foals!!!!! ah looks like so much fun! =D

  11. curious constellation August 8, 2010

    A giant pelvis and a unicorn. What else could you ask for?

  12. Jenny August 8, 2010

    Splendour looks like it would have been amazing…SO jealous of the sunny weather. You look adorable! xx

  13. flair to remember August 9, 2010

    loving your updates!! photos are awesome!
    craving the donuts right now, they're TOO good! might head to byron markets in sep for a fill!!
    also ADORE the sky/bubbles photo on your previous post, beautiful! & those trees look amazing, pity they shed + were full of bees!


  14. owl and peacock : melina August 9, 2010

    That sounds like a rad lineup! I love School of Seven Bells 🙂

  15. Eilish August 9, 2010

    amazingg. so jealous 🙂


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  17. JC. August 9, 2010

    nooo so jealous

  18. kelly ann August 10, 2010

    again – AMAZING lineup. every one of them. goodness! i am a huge, huge, huge, huge angus & julia stone fan. i think they are perfection.

  19. Lianne August 13, 2010

    I really couldnt be more jealous!Angus and Julia Stone, Little Red, LCD Soundsystem etc., im obsessed with everyband listed! http://justthrowntogether.blogspot.com/

  20. claire (jazzpad.) August 16, 2010

    Looks like a fantastic line-up (not dissimilar to Latitude) LCD are my fave!

    Claire @ Jazzpad


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