A couple who haven’t been to a festival since David Bowie headlined Glastonbury in 2000 are looking forward to finding their festival feet again this weekend.
Long term lovers from Morriston Pete Bowen and Theresa Connell, have spent the last 18 years building a home and family together, limiting time spent on the passion for music they had when they began dating.
Pete said: “We’re excited because our last taste of a festival was watching David Bowie perform ‘Heroes’ at Glasto, one of the defining moments in the festival’s history.
“To have an event that will presumably create a similar legacy on our own doorstep is incredible for real music fans like us.
“My priorities have been elsewhere for the last 18 years so I don’t know what a Niall Horan is, but he’s probably like a younger and more talented Dave Grohl.”
Theresa said: “We had so much raw British talent back then and I’ve just continued to listen to the likes of Oasis ever since. It’s mad to think what I’ve missed out on because it must have just gotten better and better.
“I have really happy memories of 2000. Bowie, Leftfield, Reef, Cypress Hill, Ocean Colour Scene. I can’t wait for their equally talented and creative replacements Ed Sheeran, Liam Payne, Taylor Swift and Jason Derulo.”
Pete added: “Now the kids are a bit older we’ve tried going out in Wind Street and the Uplands but we can’t stand all the fake tans and TOWIE personas, you don’t get that in festivals so it’s cool there’s a real music event for people like us and not people like them.
“Can you imagine how disappointing it would be if they wheeled out cheesy DJs to play stupid games with the crowd and acts who don’t really give a shit and play terrible music?”
Theresa continued: “There’s no way that can happen. That’s what sets a Radio 1 Roadshow apart from a festival.
“I’m sure I’ll pick up a couple of white doves easily enough and then just be at one with the music and proper festival vibes.”
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