My first rock festival – the diary of an 11 year old rock fans first rock show!

September 10, 2011

At the end of the July, we took Cheryl’s 11 year old niece to her first ever rock festival to see Slash, Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy, here’s Jade’s story of her day at High Voltage Festival.In every little girl’s life, there’s a list o things you want to do, and going to a music festival was one of mine.  I got to accomplish this at the age of 11 and it was an experience of a life time!

On Saturday 23d July 2011, I went to the High Voltage Rock festival in London; I went with my aunt (Cheryl), my mum (Vicky) and Cheryl’s friend (Bec).  It was a nice surprise to get to go when invited on a weekend when I had nothing planned, at the start of the school holidays.

When we arrived, my aunt went through the VIP Backstage entrance as she was there to work, so mum, Bec and I went to find the main stage – where all the big headliners would perform.

Main acts of the day were: Thin Lizzy, Slash, and Judas Priest.  Most of the people were there for Judas Priest or Slash. The vibration of the bass went through me like a flowing river and it makes my heart thump faster than ever.

It came to 2 O’ Clock and mum, Bec and I felt hungry, so we wandered around looking for something nice to eat.  There was various stalls full of food, there were Ostrich burgers, hot dogs, roasted hog and whole chickens.  We went for the whole chicken.  Bec had a whole chicken to herself, and mum and I shared half each with a side of potatoes.  It was really yummy!

Slash came on stage, and he was amazing! There was a young fan of Slash’s in the audience, he was a mini look a like with everything Slash was wearing, even the bandana hanging from his belt loop.   I met him after the performance and we had our picture taken together.  I loved Slash’s playing, it was out of this world!!!!

My experience at the Rock festival was amazing. I can’t wait to do it again one day because I had the best time of my life! Til’ this very day I still have my entry band on my wrist to remember the best day of my life.


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