So to recap. That was day 1 of Bestival. At least we think it was. In some ways it's hard to tell. Out of the four acts we saw on the main stage (Friendly Fires, Florence And The Machine, MGMT and Massive Attack) we only heard one – the Bristolian trip-hoppers.
And that was only because there was enough of an outward migration to allow for easy passage to a more central position.
You can't help but feel that the moving of the main stage to a position proudly atop a hill wasn't the best decision. Good for defending against Viking hordes. Poor for festival crowds. And the atmosphere has really suffered.
Will things improve? We shall see…