I was at the Ben & Jerrys Sundae festival on Clapham Common in London yesterday. The festival took place over two days with around 10,000 people turning up each day. Bands including the Noisettes, Holloways, Ordinary Boys, Kate Nash and so on played. There was a Pimms bus, bars, free ice cream, a petting zoo, Pieminister, other great food, a helter skelter slide, a fortune telling cow (Mystic Moo), a climate change college and loads of places to sit down and relax.
Like Jim Carroll at Italia Wave I did not see ONE drunk person all day. There were people of all ages; parents, babies, teenagers, tweens, twenty-somethings and everyone was impeccably behaved. Lots of people were drinking - it was a gorgeous sunny day - but for some reason, nobody felt the need to run into the site as early as possible and get sloshed.
And it was lovely.
I have some photees on my camera which I'll upload later.