Jason Mackaway

distinctly different

The Mountains are Calling

A few weekends back, I had the pleasure of attending my first camping music festival - Mountain Sounds. It was a weekend full of sun, sounds and lemons.

Instead of dribbling on in my usual manner, I'm going to let some photos do some talking.



Obligatory list of bands I saw: Alex the Astronaut, Gang of Youths, Grouplove, Hockey Dad, Hot Dub Time Machine, Ivy, The Jim Mitchells, Joel Legget, Motez, Peking Duk, The Preatures, Safia, and Steamboat Hollow.



Personal highlight: Besides the obvious choice for festival attire - the energy and fun of Grouplove's performance. Both the band and the crowd were jumping around and loving life; making the set the most memorable of the weekend. 


Smartest Decision: Camping in my van. The campground was unorganised, lacking in rubbish bins and overflowing with tents. The RV section was slightly more organised and had enough space to swing a cat (for the most part). Also set up and pack down was quick and easy. 

A Negative: the one downside to the weekend was the lack of amenities and bins. Expanding from a one day festival to a three night festival in a single year is hard. Hopefully this is something they will improve on next year.

Thank you Mountain Sounds for the rad time, my soul is forever stained with dirt from my days on the mountain. 

Lemon out.