After my 2+ hour journey (featuring a shuttle bus, two trains and a taxi) my second ever trip to Bloodstock Open Air festival is done and dusted. Below are my thoughts:
The weather forecasts were a tad foreboding before we got there. However, whilst it rained in Lichfield city, it looked a little more promising in the camp site at Walton-on-Trent, where the festival is situated.
Within five minutes of us getting the tents set up, the heavens opened and we had quite a deluge. Still, we had a great time catching up.
Music wise there were two bands booked for the Sophie Lancaster Stage. Of those, we decided to check out Hospital of Death, a kind of fun thrashy heavy metal act. We weren't expecting much, based on their name, stature, etc., but quickly went from being pleasantly surprised to outright impressed by them. I couldn't tell you a specific song that stood out - more like that their set was simply really, really good. Great entertainment to start off the fest.