One hundred words ..

for Wordless Wednesday


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I crawl from my tiny tent.  There are thousands here. Laughter fills the air.  Some wander aimlessly about, others sit hunched, holding their heads, vowing never to get drunk again.  But they will, and not just drunk!

It’s raining.  Who cares?  What’s a festival without mud?  The crowd’s moving.  There’s the arena, come on! 

Nearly there.  Listen.  Guitars being tuned, drums bashed and mikes checked. One two testing, one two!  

Almost time.  Ready?  Here we go!

The sheer volume is driving everything from my mind.  I’m swaying, swinging, spinning, singing.  I look stupid!   I don’t care.  Nobody does!

Festival … enjoy!



bandThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to CEAyr for the picture.

Pluck Froggie’s strings to see what’s going on!



70 thoughts on “One hundred words ..

  1. rochellewisoff May 20, 2020 / 14:16

    Dear Keith,

    This definitely sounds like Woodstock. 😉 I could see, feel and hear. Well done.



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    • Keith's Ramblings May 20, 2020 / 14:26

      My first comment and it’s exactly what I hoped to hear! My original draft was twice as long and I was worried the effect would be diluted along with the words!

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  2. wmqcolby May 20, 2020 / 14:59

    Yeah, I saw the Woodstock element there myself. And, no, the effect is not diluted. If anything, it gives more punch, more impact. Like Rochelle and I agree on the fact 100-word limits give more power. Less is more. You got it, Keith!

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  3. Rowena May 20, 2020 / 16:37

    Well done, Keith. Really felt the vibe here. Would be great to head off to a music festival atm, but I’ve been enjoying all sorts of musical performances online during lockdown, which I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. It’s definitely not been all bad. Indeed, I could get quite comfortable, espwecially heading into an Australian Winter.
    Best wishes,

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 21, 2020 / 10:58

      Thanks Rowena. We too are getting lots of music online and on TV from pop to classical. We are heading into Summer now and I need to get outside!


  4. ceayr May 20, 2020 / 16:37

    Been there, done that,
    Except, of course, I didn’t get drunk…

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  5. Iain Kelly May 20, 2020 / 17:19

    That took me back Keith. I think the golden age of festivals has passed, but the memories live on!

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  6. msjadeli May 20, 2020 / 19:37

    I love the atmosphere you created; it sounds like a carefree fun time. Froggie is rockin out!

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  7. messymimi's meanderings May 20, 2020 / 21:34

    Yes, i would enjoy, but without the booze. My theory has always been why bother having a good time if you won’t remember it?

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  8. justjoyfulness May 21, 2020 / 02:45

    You captured the atmosphere quite well. I could feel it even though I’ve never been in a concert like this.

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  9. Dale May 21, 2020 / 04:21

    Fun stuff, Keith!
    These festivals – and Woodstock was THE festivals of festivals are something else…

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      • Dale May 21, 2020 / 13:32

        None of ours, either ..
        No jazz fest is the biggest ouch.

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  10. pensitivity101 May 21, 2020 / 14:27

    I read this yesterday but my ‘like’ didn’t take!. Glastonbury came to mind. Take care and keep safe.

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 22, 2020 / 12:17

      I did have Glastonbury in mind when I wrote it but it seems to have reminded most people of Woodstock – not that I’m complaining, I take it as a compliment! Stay safe Di.


      • pensitivity101 May 22, 2020 / 12:50

        Friends of mine went every year and said the mud as the best bit! You too Keith

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  11. Liz Young May 21, 2020 / 14:55

    You conjuored up the atmosphere with consumate skill. And condensing your original draft tightened it, rather than dilting it.

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  12. pennygadd51 May 21, 2020 / 17:25

    Thank you for the energy and enthusiasm of that visit to the festival. Music is a wonderful bond between individuals!

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  13. Na'ama Yehuda May 21, 2020 / 18:03

    This sounded very Woodstocky … A friend of mine had been there, and her descriptions could’a been your FF!

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  14. granonine May 21, 2020 / 18:29

    I thought immediately of Woodstock–which was held during the Bird Flu epidemic? Or one of those, I don’t remember which–with the concert-goers definitely not practicing social distancing or wearing masks–or much else, sometimes :). And here we are, alive and able to reminisce! (No, I wasn’t there. I was a newly-wed that summer )

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 22, 2020 / 12:05

      Actually, I wasn’t thinking of Woodstock when I wrote it, manly because I live on the wrong side of the pond, but it seems to have struck a ‘Woodstockian’ chord with nearly everyone who’s read it! And yes, it was the Bird Flu epidemic – I just Googled it! Thanks Linda.

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  15. plaridel May 21, 2020 / 21:57

    i’d say just do it. better than constantly living with “what if.”

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  16. larry trasciatti May 21, 2020 / 22:09

    Yes as long as it’s enjoyable that’s all that counts. I missed Woodstock but I imagine it must have been like that~

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  17. Nobbinmaug May 21, 2020 / 22:10

    It’s always been hard for me to let go, but it’s always more enjoyable when that reserve crumbles away and one gets swept away in the waves of foolishness. You conveyed the atmosphere and build-up to the commencement well. Good one.

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  18. Mike May 22, 2020 / 00:20

    Sounds like you are their. I enjoyed it

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  19. Moumita De Sarkar May 22, 2020 / 07:07

    Oh, the spirit of a festival. It’s missing from our lives these days. Wish all this is over soon and people can go out again and enjoy the festive mood to the fullest 😊

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  20. draliman May 22, 2020 / 08:35

    You’ve captured the spirit of a music festival perfectly! I feel that a mudless festival would be a bit of a let-down.

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  21. James McEwan May 22, 2020 / 11:35

    The feeling of looking stupid is unfounded, since your appearance blends in with the crowd.

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  22. ahtdoucette May 22, 2020 / 16:30

    Love the idea behind this one. A reminder to just let loose and have fun sometimes.

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  23. Sandra May 24, 2020 / 10:27

    You captured the atmosphere beautifully, Keith. I was quite exhausted.

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  24. Natasha May 25, 2020 / 07:36

    You took me back to our Alt J concert, Keith. It was raining cats and dogs, but unlike your story, our concert was a complete wash out and was of course cancelled. Our spirits did not dampen and we stopped by for a few drinks thereafter.

    I love the typical concert atmosphere you have so very effortlessly re-created.
    Good one.

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