Mutiny Festival: The Outfit and Dodgy Pills

30 May 2018




Mutiny Festival, what an absolute blast you were. Thank you weather for being an absolute babe to us for the most part - the sun and blue sky was much appreciated. The lightning storm towards the end of the festival? We won't mention that. For those of you who have never heard of Mutiny, it's a 2 day festival in Portsmouth and this year was its 5th year. I attended, and camped, last year when 50 Cent headlined it, but this year my friends and I just bought tickets for the Saturday. What with exams coming up this week and one of my friends going to Slamdunk on the Sunday- attending both days just wasn't happening.

The majority of the acts this year were drum and bass which was ideal. It might come as a bit of a surprise to some of you that I absolutely love dnb. It's definitely not something that comes straight to mind when you picture me, and my family and friends absolutely hate it when I have the AUX cable. It's fair to say that it's an acquired taste. The highlight of the day for me were of course SASASAS. My friend and I declared them our favourite act of Mutiny festival last year, and they certainly didn't disappoint this time around. The paint party was also really good fun, even if I did spend the rest of the day looking like Princess Fiona.

As for the outfit, after receiving a lot of parcels and sending a lot of parcels back, I finally settled on this two-piece from Boohoo. It's fair to say it split opinions with my sister not being a fan at all and my friends absolutely loving it. It was only £14 and wasn't tooooo see through. I didn't think I'd ever be a fan of cycling shorts but here we are, stranger things have happened. From the comfort perspective, I couldn't have worn a better outfit. I'm telling you, cycling shorts are the way forward. 

Now, I didn't think I could write this post without addressing the tragedies that occurred at the festival whilst I was there. If you haven't already seen or heard - two young people tragically lost their lives due to drug-related incidents. There were warnings of extremely high strength substances being circulated around the festival, and unfortunately, these took the lives of two of the festival attendees. Following this, Mutiny cancelled the second day of the festival to protect the safety of other people.

Whilst at the festival we saw a heck of a lot of people not in a good way, with people fitting, being stretchered off and blue lighted away. I know it's been spoken about a lot recently but drug testing tents at festivals really are an incredible idea. People will always be taking drugs. People will always be taking drugs regardless of if they are toxic or not. But, if these substances could be tested at events to check their strengths and impurities, tragedies like the two aforementioned could perhaps have been prevented. I mean, it's hardly a cure and it's not going to bring these devastated families their children back, but something definitely needs to be done. 

Woah, I don't want to leave this post on such a sombre note. I personally had an incredible day at the festival and buying VIP tickets was worth every penny. The toilets were lovely and smelt better than 99% of the attendees. See ya next year, Mutiny!

What's your favourite festival you've been to?

4 comments

  1. I love your outfit so much, its so fun! Also was incredibly sad to see two people lost their lives to drug abuse at the festival, absolutely tragic!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Yes, so so sad and so preventable

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  2. I love this two piece! I have wanted a pair of cycling shorts for ages and I am deffo going to buy a similar set for Reading. "The toilets were lovely and smelt better than 99% of the attendees" british festivals in one sentence, made me lol. Glad you have a good time! It's a shame about the two people who lost their lives to drugs, drugs are being far too accessible at festivals these days. God, I sound old

    Fran | www.franciscarockey.co.uk

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    1. Do it Fran, I love them way more than I thought I would!
      Yeah, it's just so sad isn't it!!

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