Creamfields (26-27th August 2017)

So Creamfields last year for me was a complete fail as I only had been able to go for the Saturday only and I went home on the Monday without being able to afford the Sunday, which had an amazing line-up that I would’ve loved to have experienced for sure. This year I wasn’t going to let anything go wrong, so I thought. Getting onto the train at Euston to Liverpool was my first mistake as I didn’t do a through check of what I had packed or needed. We get to Stafford and for some strange reason out of the blue I remember I didn’t pack my tickets for the event, they are still somewhere in my house which is a huge loss because I find them now I’ll be stunned. The ticket company weren’t able to offer a new pair of tickets for me so that wasn’t a great help. When I checked into my hotel room I phone my parents and asked for them to check and see if they could find them, no luck there and at this point I was ready to just grab my case and go back home. My mother had the luckiest idea of me staying in my hotel and meeting my friend, it was the best idea ever.

Waking up in the morning after meeting my friend in the center after getting pizza I make a prompt decision and attend Creamfields. I pack up my handbag with the stuff I need like the car I bought the tickets with and my passport with my money etc. I make my way to the station and I get on the train at Liverpool to Runcorn, straight into a taxi to Creamfields site. I head over to the box office there and I ask if they were able to give me a new pair of tickets and they were able to. I was so relieved and super happy that they are able to do this, so with a smile on my face I made my way to get searched and scanned which this year was better than last year I think, a lot more security on the gates and sniffer dogs pulling out a lot of people bringing in drugs yet of course drugs are still getting in ha ha! I receive my wristband for the day and enter into the site which looked really pretty as this year we had sunshine and no rain all weekend, it got very cold as it reminded me of the when I went to Steelyard back in May 2017.

I saw a lot of my favourite DJs play that day like Corey James, Kolsch, Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5 and many more. The set that stood out for me was Deadmau5’s set, unfortunately I wasn’t able to catch Axwell /\ Ingrosso’s set as I was watching hooked on his eclectic set with gorgeous yet comical visuals which were amazing. I had also seen some of the my friends there and had met a couple of them which was really nice as last year I was unable to as I didn’t know many people last year. Spent the whole night with my friend and his friends watching Deadmau5 and Camelphat, walked around to get some really nice yet heavy feeling curly fries with cheese, spent £7.50 on food and a bottle of pop so it was not bad really. I end my night by saying goodbye to my friend which is always the worst part I think. I make my way to get the shuttle back to Liverpool city and soon as we got dropped off I noticed there was a McDonald’s which I used as my point of call for a late night dinner to fill my tummy before hitting the sack. I get back to my hotel, eat my Maccie’s watching Would I Lie To You on TV and then just watched my videos back of the night, well worth the effort!

For the Sunday I prepared everything for the day, had my cereal and a cup of tea to keep me going and then I get to Sainsbury’s and I grab some lunch before I make my way into the site as it’s much cheaper to eat out rather than eat at the festival for sure. (TIP: Grab a meal deal from somewhere with a wholesome sandwich and crisps [No chocolate] that contains protein or a lot of carbs, will fill you up for longer) So we get onto the shuttle bus as I find it much cheaper than taxi’s going back to Liverpool (£6 each way, £12 return, don’t worry if don’t buy it online, the box office for shuttle tickets was empty at 22:35, 25 minutes till the music stops and everyone goes home, so they had plenty of tickets) I ate my lunch and the funniest moment was when the bus took off and everyone cheered, great atmosphere and get really pumped for the day for sure. Another was that everyone wanted to hop off so they could walk as the traffic was pretty bad, I recommend leaving early as the traffic was bad this year. So I get to the site and to gate, get searched  and scanned yet this time it was a little more luck on my side as the girl giving out wristbands for day people didn’t have any left, we all received a weekend camping wristband, so I could have just entered the camp site to meet my friends I didn’t as I had planned to leave before 23:00 as I knew it was going to be rammed to get out. So I enter and my favourite song is playing as I walk in which was really cool too. I got to see some of my friends again, seeing Joris Voorn, a little of Martin Garrix, tiny bit of Eric Prydz in Pryda at Steelyard, was fab to be back in that stage as it was round 2 for a few of us. I spend the rest of the night with my friends and I make my way over to Martin where unfortunately I didn’t have a comfortable time ha ha, so I left to go and see Eric Prydz and I had a very minor anxiety attack as I was getting scared because I was alone in the dark, yet this year I wasn’t going to let it get to me. These really nice girls came over and hung out with my the food court or a while to make me happy and feeling safer again, I say goodbye and I decide to just make my way home anyway as it was getting to closing time and I really didn’t want to be waiting all hours to get to my hotel room.

This year I had learnt a LOT of lessons, those lessons for anyone wanting to go are as follows:-

  • Get a hotel room in advance if you are not camping, stay for three nights as you will have a nice long, relaxing Friday night and will be well rested for the weekend to come where you will be lacking sleep.
  • Pack your tickets, also make a checklist also of everything you’ll be bringing with you. Don’t leave tickets or anything in envelopes or a book, put them on your wall or in a plastic wallet in a special place to keep safe.
  • If you want like I did, buy cereal bars or something for the morning of Saturday and Sunday as you may not have time to eat breakfast, you could always go to a supermarket and buy a meal deal for £3-4 too.
  • Make sure if you buy the meal deal to get a high in carb or protein sandwich and crisps as this will you fill you up faster as they have higher carb content etc.
  • Buy shuttle tickets at the site when you’re ready to leave if you are staying in Liverpool etc, that way you can still decide on what you want to do.
  • If you buy food at the festival, make sure you go for something that’s high in carbs or something that will fill you up. This year they had a lot of heavy foods which is a really great idea.
  • Lay out the stuff you’ll need for the day you’ll attend, make sure chargers are charged and your phone is fully charged too.
  • Text, DM, phone friends before you make your way to festival as the signal is really bad there, I had many problems contacting my friends after having the minor anxiety problem.

All in all though I had the best, most expensive weekend ever! Was luck on my side all weekend and had the sun with no mud all weekend also which was a true blessing. Seeing Steve Angello for the second time with the heavens shining down on us was a really remarkable site to experienced too. will be going again next year for sure! Just follow my tips to make your experience a great one!

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