I’ve been trying to think more positively. If I was at all it went out the window after going to Hyde Park to see Blondie and Phil Collins. We wanted to go but were put off by the cost, but then a few days before we thought we would regret not going. I have a strong dislike for crowds, but was convinced after finding some tickets for the second section back from the stage that were cheaper than the general admission area – which would contain the massive crowd. I was nervous about the tickets in case they were fake, but they turned out to be legit. Phew. We both arrived around 6 even though the day started at 1/2. We had some food and went into our section. It was empty at the sides but busy in the middle. I really hate pushing in front of people but there were lots of green patches in the mid part. A lot of people were sat on picnic blankets as they obviously had been there all day but obviously once they stood up and packed away there would be a lot more standing space. We managed to find a bit that was central and not too far away from the front of the section. Picnic blankets all around us but we stood there.
Blondie played. They were great. No one had their arms in the air though apart from two guys a few people ahead of us. Typical. People around us didn’t pack their picnic blankets away. There was a tall guy in front of me, which we didn’t realise until he stood up at the start of Blondie. We debated moving in front of them but they were with other people. They collectively got upset when people stood in the green space in front of them. 2 guys stood there at one point though and they were fine with it. Should have moved.
Phil Collins came on. Just before he did they rolled up the picnic blanket and one of the guys moved forward in the crowd. So he didn’t like people pushing in front of him but then he did it… The tall guy stayed in front of us. Then everyone had their cameras in the air so I couldn’t see much. A guy yelled at people to put their phones down. They didn’t care. I made videos of songs for personal memories but never lifted the camera above my head as I felt bad for people behind me, though the guy behind me hit me in the head a couple of times when he lifted his arms to film/take pictures.
Phil was great. I’m glad that we went but I was also glad that I paid £90 less than some/most of the people around me as I could barely see him. I feel bad that I am writing this and I am just complaining, but it is annoying.