There was speculation earlier on this week about T In The Park getting cancelled, but that was complete rubbish. There was of course some worries about the weather, but so far it has not been too bad all things considered. The Stornoway Gazette said,
“T in the Park organisers have hailed a “fabulous start” to the festival despite poor weather conditions. The Slam tent was unable to open as planned after heavy rain greeted the crowds at the start of the second day. Heavy rain also affected nearby roads, prompting warnings for drivers to take care in difficult conditions. The forecast is largely dry for Sunday, organisers said. Around 85,000 music fans were entertained on the first night by bands including Snow Patrol and New Order.”
Festival director Geoff Ellis said: “Yesterday was a brilliant way to start our 19th year. The atmosphere was happy, feel-good and all of the bands got a classic T in the Park reception – particularly Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol who created a legendary T moment with their surprise performance together. The fans loved it.”
Geoff seemed confident that they could cope with any eventualities…
“Conditions were a little wet this morning, so we delayed the opening of the Slam tent to let our team dry things out. We always plan for every eventuality, so we were ready to move the acts to another stage and let fans know that they could still see them elsewhere.”
The Stone Roses, recently re-formed to play a series of high-profile gigs, top the bill on Saturday, while Kasabian are due to headline on Sunday.
There are lots of people staying in hired motorhomes this weekend who are perfectly protected against the T in the Park 2012 weather. They will be looking forward to a warm cosy night’s sleep tonight, whereas those in tents, might find it a little bit intense (sorry couldn’t resist it).