We had a brilliant tramlines again this year, testing out the new Hillsborough Park stages & navigating the lack of trams with a CITYBUS day ticket. #Buslanes New venues discovered in the fringe & drop off spots for en route snacks . Top tip … when arriving at a fringe venue CHECK the actual line up on the day, as several bands we wanted to see had changed times or dropped out. Then you don’t waste time waiting & can get to your back up !!
Day 1 Set off Friday on the 88 bus to town all giddy. Got my Dayrider. Fabulous free iced latte ( using offer card from #cmsheffield ) at Coffee 200 Degrees , new to Division St, sat in their window seat watching the kids shrieking on the FreakOut ride by the City Hall.
Met Mr P and leapt on an 86 to Hillsborough, luckily I had my new Co-op festival poncho…as large sploshes of rain started to plop on our heads. Scanned through the VIP entrance in 4 mins flat … we headed for the VIP area, complete with geese.
Worth every penny for the toilets with no queues . Nice cheese & bacon burger to get started. First up, my favourite Everything, Everything looking natty in all navy blue , with orange mac for lead singer. #regretsregrets #distantpast got me dancing !! Then the Orielles & a bit of Milburn. Poor non VIP’s , massive queues for toilets & Bar. ( Luckily by Saturday Tramlines seemed to have brought in more of each. )
Saw then Stereophonics looking very boyish. Jumped about in the rain and sang along. Left to catch the bus into town, crammed with people, but sadly loads had to walk back the 40 mins in the rain, as no trams . Our bus driver on the First 35 , was a star, helping everyone get safely off at the right stop in the city centre. We hopped off & straight onto a 3 home for a Harrys chips & chilli sauce.
Walked over 5 miles … thus slept in till 9.30 !! Tramlines keeps you fit.
Day 2 . Mahoosive bacon,eggs, black pudding, mushroom, tomato breakfast to set us up for the day.
Bus to Devonshire Green went to see the Unscene but they had disappeared from the Running Order. Saw Dan LOOPs then went via the Washington ( nice blue walls) to Hillsborough on the bus and saw
Hopped on the bus to Plot 22 … where the Train Robbers , Oxymoron, Limit Break were playing outside under a carpark wall . Fantastic venue near the old Sheaf Market & next to the Delicious Clam, home of deliciousclam records. Who knew ? OUTDOOR STAGE CURATED BY THE EXCHANGE STREET COLLECTIVE
🌟 Limit Break
🌟 Riders Music
🌟 Milly Pye
🌟 Joey Mojito’s Them Sardines
🌟 Aaron The Poet
🌟 MOAN – Sheffield
🌟 TRAIN ROBBERS
🌟 Liam Walsh (RUSTIQUE)
Home by bus …. slept till 9.30 am .
Super sunny day again. Sausage, black pud & fried egg on toast with Fika coffee. Left car near our final venue Picture House Social & bussed into town. First stop Plug,
then Record Junkee for Brooders then to Hillsborough #Tramlines on the No 86 . Saw Feet and Lily Moore then back to Record Junkee for Faux Pas …iced latte in Café Nero then 75 bus to Picture House Social.
Nice and cool. Played 3 matches of table tennis followed by delicious Arancini , zucchini fries & olives for tea whilst listening to OK Champ from our table. Drinks on the balcony & home for a well deserved rest. Can’t wait for next year … we are MAXfringeing it .
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See you next year !! @fabcoach