splendour in the grass: day three

Splendour, I heart you.
Surfer Blood | We Are Scientists | K-OS | Passion Pit | Goldfrapp | Pixies

So brings us to the final day of Splendour. The day was shaping up to be a fairly chill one, so I thought it would be safe to take my Diana Mini (plus recently purchased flash – hurrah!) along for the ride. I started off the day in half-frame mode, and switched around a bit, which explains for the size discrepancies. The last of my disposable cameras was also floating around that day, and I thought I had lost it to the Splendour Black Hole, but I have since located it and will be off to develop it shortly. Click click click on the link below for more photos.

Possibly the only time we were IN THE GRASS.

Surfer Blood
Surfer Blood.

Found some Scientists, film fucked up.

Spotted We Are Scientists in the crowd, channeled my inner fangirl, asked for a photo. I then had to screw it up by changing into half-frame mode and not winding my film on properly. This probably would have looked alright/cool if the stage shots were the right way around.


K-OS. You always need a bit of hip-hop to break things up. Definitely the surprise highlight of the weekend. I love being in a crowd of predominantly white kids breaking it down and trying to be black (see: Dizzee Rascal at Big Day Out 2008, Cool Kids at Parklife 2009). I’m not even being sarcastic. Each of these gigs was hands down amazing.

Pre-Pixies. Tried a long exposure. Balanced the camera on my knee. Obviously wasn’t still enough.

And here are some photos not from Day Three, but I didn’t know exactly where else to fit them in:
Grafitti Bus

Graffiti bus. This was taken on the Thursday, when the grounds had just opened. It didn’t take long for some eloquent individual to spray paint “Balls deep” on the side. Splendour 2010, keeping it classy.

Splendour Power
Even though this is covering the last day, it’s not the last of the Splendour posts. Shenanigans were had on the way home, and there’s the final disposable camera that needs developing. Stay tuned!


  1. Emma August 12, 2010

    YOU MET WAS! Wah, jealousy does not even cover it! They are the most hilarious men ever, and I am a tiny bit in love with Keith (isn't everyone?!)… beautiful photos, looks like you had a lot of fun! x

  2. Christina August 12, 2010

    Really cool photos!! It seems you had a great day! 😉

  3. Aida Apple August 12, 2010

    That looks like it was loads of fun! Great photos!! 🙂


  4. Sparkles August 12, 2010

    they came out really good! x

  5. myvisualillusions August 12, 2010

    I love festivals!! <3

  6. Ally,The Vintage Valley August 12, 2010

    ahhhh so jealous…looks like u had an awse time XX

  7. Hannah August 12, 2010

    I love We Are Scientists, so cool you got to meet them! I met them once at a in store gig and have a signed poster on the wall right behind me as I type =) the festival looks really cool and chilled compared to some. I love your photos. Haven't been to a festival this year and itching to go. I'm going to Leeds for the day but that doesn't really count x

  8. Diana August 12, 2010

    i love your photos! this looks insanely fun great blog 🙂

    visit/follow me!


  9. Briana August 12, 2010

    these photos are so great; this looks so intense and awesome.


  10. Aida Apple August 12, 2010

    Hey 🙂 I know I commented before. Just to let you know I've given you a blog award here


  11. Jes August 12, 2010

    Mad picture xx

  12. Wendy August 12, 2010

    I always love film, nice photos. And I think the photo of you with WAS turned out very cool.

  13. Constance August 12, 2010

    Beautiful photo x

  14. Ashley August 13, 2010

    lovely photo!

  15. Fauve August 13, 2010

    What great photos! Only a few days and I'm going to a festival too, when I see your photos I really can't wait! Nice blog. Love

  16. Becca Jane August 14, 2010

    You win! Congrats lovely!

  17. FESI-FASHION August 14, 2010

    OMG great post, I love it!

    xx fesi-fashion

  18. Spence. August 14, 2010

    Nice photos 🙂 especially the one with the half frame stage + we are scientists – I think it's a cool effect, even though it was an accident 😉
    Oooh I'm soooo jealous – Passion Pit are my fave band (excluding florence + the machiene) and I love Goldfrapp! tehe.


  19. VIEWZFINDER August 14, 2010

    so lovely pic,
    i love it <3


  20. Ella August 14, 2010

    oh it looks like a fun time! 🙂

  21. liana August 15, 2010

    ohhhhhh im so jealous you went! i go all the time usually as i live near byron in ballina so i get cheap (sometimes not so legit) ways to get in and its so easy to stay places…but i was devo it was in woodford this year.
    how did you enjoy it? who was your fave live set? was tipi forrest still there too? god i love making friends with doofloving hippies (so much fun!)


  22. Daiane August 15, 2010

    this looks like so much fun!

    love, love,


  23. soph (owl vs. dove) August 15, 2010

    @Emma: I know right! I can't even remember what I said to them, just that they were really nice when I approached them (apparently some other bands in the crowd were refusing to take photos with fans).

    @Hannah: Leeds looks like an awesome lineup! I'd love to head to some UK festivals one day. The lineups shit over anything we have in Australia, haha. Have fun!

    @liana: Woodford was a really great setup – more spaced out than Byron. The Amphitheatre was also fantastic – definitely more accommodating than the usual main tent. I did miss being in Byron though, and going out and drinking in town the night before festivities kicked off. My fave set was DEFINITELY The Strokes. Followed by Foals and Passion Pit. Tipi Forest was still there, doofloving hippies and all! haha

  24. Violetta E. August 15, 2010

    amazing pic!

  25. Ashley Sisk August 15, 2010

    Just found your blog and I love what I'm seeing. I'm now following you!

  26. Barbara August 18, 2010

    I love that dianas!! 🙂

  27. Nancy Magoo August 22, 2010

    The fucking Pixies!

    So incredibly jealous. x


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