I SPENT ALL WEEKEND AT A MUSIC FESTIVAL & ALL I WROTE WAS THIS LENGTHY LIST

i went to latitude festival this weekend (http://www.latitudefestival.com/). we didn't camp because i like running water and sleeping for more than two hours every night, but here's who i saw & other things i encountered. disclaimer: if you've never attended a british festival, i thoroughly recommend it. this one is like no other i've been to!
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    FRIDAY
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    latitude takes place in a country park in suffolk, in the east of england. my parents don't live too far from the site so we're driving back every night.
    i need a bed and a shower and hair straighteners.
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    pink sheep
    not sure why? it's natural dye apparently (the vegan part of me asked as i was very freaked out).
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    COURTNEY BARNETT
    i was SO pleased we arrived in time to catch her set. she's so great! i thoroughly recommend checking her out if you haven't already. the way she sings in her accent kills me.
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    FATHER JOHN MISTY
    i've written before about my love for josh tillman but there's honestly nothing better than seeing him live. he is always so entertaining and his arrogant swagger is captivating as hell.
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    there's something going on everywhere!
    latitude prides itself on being like glastonbury ie. artsy, quirky, lots going on other than music. we went for a wander in the woods in between bands to see what else was happening. there's so much that I doubt we'll even get a chance to see.
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    there's SUCH a chill vibe
    honestly, i'd be happy just hanging in the woods all weekend.
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    people of all ages, including families with small children
    honestly, seeing kids with their parents enjoying everything was so lovely. hi husband!
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    BEIRUT
    feel like i've been waiting FOREVER to catch these guys live and it was just perfect; their set was wonderful!
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    GRIMES
    this was undoubtedly the highlight of Friday for us. I'd missed out on seeing her play in london a few months ago so we got to the tent early to ensure we got in. i danced SO hard. she had two backup dancers and another accompanying musician, and she ran and danced around the stage like she's not of this world 👽
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    SATURDAY
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    KEN LOACH & MARK KERMODE
    one of the best things about latitude is that there are a bunch of things taking place that aren't music: literature, poetry, comedy. this was in the film & TV tent and it was incredible to see such a legendary filmmaker interviewed by one of my favourite critics. ken loach is a legend- peep his filmography & watch something he directed IMMEDIATELY.
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    LOUIS THEROUX & ADAM BUXTON
    there was a queue all the way across the park to get into the tent for this! we'd been sitting for ken & mark but there was a near riot before louis & adam came on- actual crowd surge! so funny. these guys are old pals and they just talked for an hour, partly about louis' work, his new film on scientology, but mostly about random shit (including the no context louis twitter account). so great.
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    JOHN GRANT
    i ate my late lunch whilst watching john. he was pretty good! however, i actually think i prefer him on record (sacrilege, i know).
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    CHVRCHES
    so much fun! i'd only listened to them maybe once or twice but we decided to watch them in order to get a good spot for the band playing after (see below). definitely a good shout!
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    THE NATIONAL
    the main reason we decided to go to the festival in the first place. there aren't enough words or sentences in the world to explain just how or why i love this band so much. they've saved me on so many occasions, they've helped me overcome my anxiety, my depression, the up and down sadness rollercoaster i navigate on a regular basis. i sung my heart out, was overwhelmed on more than one occasion, cried hysterically when they played 'hard to find' (FEELINGS). they're the absolute best.
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    SUNDAY
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    the waterfront stage
    we've passed this every day we've arrived! so cool.
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    the literature tent
    today was super super hot so we spent a lot of time in here, watching some really interesting talks. the first was a panel about the wellcome book prize and the other was about the way social standing effects your health and wellbeing. i've really enjoyed the mix of things going on throughout the festival (ie. not just music) and today was a great example of that.
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    MARK KERMODE
    caught him yesterday with ken loach, but today he did his own q&a session. this is the fifth(?) time I've seen him and for a total film nerd like me, it's always a great experience.
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    coffee!
    this place was legit! cold brew 💘
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    CHET FAKER
    1) he wore such a sick smiths tshirt, 2) i am so pleased i discovered him in the build up to the festival. really recommend checking out his record 'built on glass'.
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    ROOTS MANUVA
    total UK legend. 'run come save me' was such a staple amongst my friends when i was in high school so i'm glad i've finally seen him live, all these years later!
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    MØ
    this festival has had SO many great female performers on the lineup (often a rarity)- mø was INCREDIBLE! ffo: robyn, grimes, pop bangers, dancing.
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    M83
    they didn't play 'gone' but they did play 'we own the sky' which means i can't be too mad.
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    NEW ORDER
    still so so so so so good after all these years. another bucket list band and while it makes me super uncomfortable that they finish their set with 'love will tear us apart', they played such a great mix of songs and put on such an amazing performance that even that decision didn't mar things for us. perfect end to an exceptional weekend!
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    SEE YOU NEXT YEAR, LATITUDE 😎
    we'll absolutely be back!