All Points West Festival, New Jersey

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Radiohead @ All Points West Festival

All Points West was a three day long music festival held at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. It was the first year the festival had run. I made it out there to the first two days out of the possible three and was not disappointed. After seeing Bloc Party a few nights before, I was intent upon making the most of my time and trying to strike up conversations with as many people as possible. This called for alcohol.

And so off I went to the beer tent...


And there I stayed! 

I found that approaching strangers was quite a scary prospect. It's not that I hadn't done it before... but there seemed to be more pressure involved here as I was alone and now in a much smaller enclosure made for those of us at the festival wishing to drink. That was possibly the only thing I really really disliked about APW. Being cut off from the music just for wanting to drink. No thank you!

I persevered. I approached small groups of people who looked to have friendly faces and as though they were genuinely enjoying their time and wouldn't you know it? The first three groups of people were Aussies! Make of that what you will! What I loved was that each time I approached a new crowd of people, they were always super friendly and always invited me to keep on with them. Each time though, I declined. That is until I found a group of Americans and English guys and girls that I felt I'd 'clicked with'.

I'll post some of the photos I have with them when I can.

Airportman says:
I've seen them 3 times, each show very great! :)
Posted on: Jul 14, 2009
amy says:
It was, yes. Hopefully not my last! :D
Posted on: Jul 14, 2009
Airportman says:
Was it your first Radiohead show?
Radiohead crowds are always full of love ;)
Posted on: Jul 13, 2009
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