On Friday 3rd October Festival Foxes had an epic road trip to Wales where we were asked to play a gorgeous wedding!
We arrived at the most beautiful location – a lighthouse looking over the sea in the middle of nowhere! After setting up in a cute teepee Linda and I went on an adventure down the hills onto a rocky bay (we like to explore! ). It was so peaceful and such a nice little break in-between set-up and performing.
At 8pm we took to the stage with ‘Is This Love?’ by Bob Marley (excellent first dance choice Holly and Tom! We loved playing that). The first set went incredibly well everyone was up dancing and singing away with us. During the break we managed to chat to the guests and even take silly pictures with the bride in the photo booth!
The second set came around so quickly and again we had such a blast performing for such a lovely audience.
My favourite part of the set was when we played a surprise cover of ‘Take On Me’ by Reel Big fish (the bride requested this for her husband) as everyone went mad. This was a great song to work on with the girls as we had to find out ways of replicating a 7 piece ska band with only the 4 of us!
The gig ended on a high that included Beyoncé booty shake offs and crowd selfies!
(This is now where the drama began…)
During load out about 2am sadly the generator gave up on us so we had to finish packing down in the dark, then in came Iain our manager to tell us the van wont start and that he has called the rescue team! So we ended up eating popcorn and sitting around some battery powered fairy lights in the tee-pee for another couple of hours. Eventually the recovery van came.
We had a lovely lad called Ricky look after us and broke the news that we would have to be towed back to London! After driving through the night with a quick tea break we made it back to Shepherd’s Bush at 7am on Saturday. We all tried to nap in the recovery van but it wasn’t quite a comfy as we hoped.
Although an extremely exhausting night it wasn’t as bad as it sounds. The 4 of us together seem to be very entertaining; we didn’t stop laughing the whole night at each other’s stupidity! The only time I stopped laughing was when I realised I had to go straight to Woking and start teaching for the day on no sleep!
It was a great and unforgettable adventure for us! We can’t wait for the next one (hopefully with a working van!)