These grimey ravers at Boomtown could not be stopped by the wind
Bit of the stage blows off? No big deal mate
What with Boardmasters and Houghton festival both being cancelled this weekend due to severe weather conditions, there were fears Boomtown would be next. But Boomtown isn't any regular festival, and neither is its clientele.
While everyone else was being salty about their festival being cancelled, ketty ravers at Boomtown were braving the high winds, dodging flying bits of stage materials and getting just as messy as ever.
Despite amber weather warnings from the Met Office, two other festivals being cancelled and stages literally falling apart, people at Boomtown did not give one single fuck:
Bits of the stage flew off and into the crowd
— That Reuben Kidd (@reuben_kidd) August 10, 2019
This vid of a piece of stage literally flying off and landing in the crowd has being doing the rounds. Does anyone care? Did anyone stop dancing? No.
Yeah, the wind was bad
Well I am still having a lovely time but tbh I lowkey wish that Boomtown had done a Boardmasters because fucking hell these winds + sideways rain are no weather for anyone to be walking around a field all night in. pic.twitter.com/iZnBZDd5R2
— Sophie Garrett (@sophigarrett) August 10, 2019
Mmmm perfect tent weather.
Like really bad
The wind was so bad that Boomtown organisers put out a warning telling people to take down their gazebos and anything that could get caught in the wind, in the interest of safety.
Imagine going back to your tent after a rough one at 5am and it just not being there. Peak times.
So bad that it even infiltrated the portaloos
— Julie W⌚tch (@Watchisthename) August 10, 2019
Eugh, no thank you.
And knocked the fences down
Free entry to Boomtown … wind has been a madness pic.twitter.com/tHizrpqoUS
— maximilian thorne (@themaximilianTT) August 10, 2019
Imagine being on a nice country walk through Winchester and accidentally stepping into Boomtown.
Is this… a poem?
Stuck in a tent in gale force wind.
So far the tent is holding up well.
Some have not been quite so fortunate.
But everyone is still partying.
Got to love Boomtown spirit
— Paul Brooks (@pmbrooksie) August 10, 2019
My Boomtown: A Haiku by Paul Brooks.
But still it wasn't called off
I suppose it’s on brand that boomtown is still on out of houghton and boardmasters. If you go boomtown you absolutely do not fear death
— lara (@laragrvs) August 9, 2019
The lack of response to the stage falling apart makes so much sense now.
And people were v smug
— Alisha (@l1sh_tweet) August 7, 2019
You made a wise choice, my friend.
And they were having a very good time
— Sam (@Samm_Dilleyy) August 7, 2019
In the likely event of a K hole, always make sure to film yourself as you descend into it. I'm kidding, please seek medical help.
Even if their parents didn't approve of it
Guess dad didn’t like my boomtown outfit xx pic.twitter.com/DhGaJxODYZ
— bry (@Bryony_Rowe) August 7, 2019
"That thing you showed us was disgusting", iconic. Parents really don't care about your feelings, do they? Don't forget to bring a coat!
Even with gale force winds and freezing cold temperatures, people still went all out with their fits
For more fire fits seen this weekend, see here.
Especially this gal
Why does this dog look like it’s on a massive comedown after Boomtown pic.twitter.com/hg3V0NSy7s
— Tom Usher (@tom_usher_) August 12, 2019
And some of the looks were so inventive
I’ve never been to Boomtown but this is exactly what I was expecting pic.twitter.com/HkoF8bakY3
— M❍RGAN HISL❍P (@morgan_hislop) August 8, 2019
Severe weather warning but still wanna stunt? Just draw them on mate.
However, fashion faux pas were still made
Seen more white girls with braids this one weekend of boomtown than I needed to see in literally my whole life, just isn’t cute
— Anna ? (@annathrne) August 11, 2019
When will they learn?!
And everyone was
If you can understand what he's saying, I'm worried for you.
Especially these guys, who found someone's phone and decided to leave them a video
Lost my phone at Boomtown and these legends handed it in?
Help us find em pic.twitter.com/Zk5yB6ai5R
— Reece Kyffin (@reecekyffin) August 9, 2019
That guy looking into the camera is Boomtown encompassed in one facial expression.
Maybe the drugs were so plentiful because this guy was doing the searches
— Kyle Sharpe (@kylesharpe9999) August 8, 2019
And yet sadly, not everyone could make it
Stay strong my g who sold me boomtown tickets pic.twitter.com/6PURFE3evh
— toby (@Tobyfamm) August 10, 2019
I mean, there's always next year?