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30th Aug 2021

Everything we overheard on the biggest sesh weekend since lockdown ended

Maddy Mussen

We love a festival. Who doesn’t love a festival? And for those who haven’t indulged in everyone’s favourite summer pastime this year, sitting and swiping through Instagram post after Instagram post, stories of confetti flying through the air and obligatory group pics with minimum two bucket hats in frame, you’ll probably be feeling a bit of fomo.

Luckily, there’s one part of it you won’t have to miss out on: all the obligatory sh*t chat you’re forced to listen to in the queue for a portaloo, while snaking your way through a crowd or once you’ve sat down on a cool patch of grass for a Red Stripe and brief respite. We at JOE had our ears peeled all weekend for the highlights and they did not disappoint.

It may be the first big festival weekend back, with Reading, Leeds, All Points East and Field Day dominating the social sphere, but the inevitable drunk and drugged up waffle streaming from people’s mouths is just as entertaining as it was, back in BC (before Covid).

“I thought that was a suitcase.” – Girl talking about someone sat down in the middle of a crowd.

“He’s definitely angry at me, but I’m tripping so bad if someone shouts at me right now I might actually die?”

“I’ve been reading a book on the theory of big beats, do you want me to lend it to you?”

“There’s so many red stripes on the floor it’s like somebody shot a zebra!”

“I love the smile on your face!” – Guy obviously messed up

“I’m parting this crowd like the f*cking red sea bro!”

“I’m so sorry.” – Passing stranger to man wearing an Arsenal shirt

[Girl watching Jamie XX] “Is this the Lion King soundtrack?”

Man to his girlfriend: “I swear I’ve seen Millie from Love Island like 12 times but it’s always different people?”

“He’s bringing it up… he’s bringing it up… oh he’s still bringing it up!” – Guy trying to quote Peep Show at Mall Grab.

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“I actually do love Strongbow Dark Fruits you know, it’s having a renaissance.”

[Girl 1] “I can’t believe I’m on 2CP!”
[Girl 2] “No babe you’re on 2CB.”
[Girl 1] “Oh my god how many numbers are there?”

Queue of girls to a woman leaving a portaloo: “Yesss, speedy queen!”

[Girl 1] His pupils are massive!
[Girl 2] Yeah but his eyes are always massive, he looks like a pug.

Girl in crowd as Tom Misch brings out Loyle Carner: “God he’s just unspeakably sexy isn’t he?”

“It will take me twenty minutes to find it, I’m tripping balls.” – Woman after man asks for her lighter

“Wow that was a real audible stench of human p*ss.” – Man walking past portaloos

“Babe, just warning you, your boob has been out of your top for ten minutes.” – Seemingly complete stranger to a girl in the crowd.