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Living Like a Rock Star – Benicassim FIB 2010 in Photos

Dizzee Rascal - Benicassim FIB 2010

Living Like a Rock Star – Benicassim FIB 2010 in Photos is the 4th and final part of a series on the FIB Music Festival in Benicassim. Visit part one, Into the Spotlight with Kasabian here, part to Behind the Scenes at Benicassim here and part three The Prodigy Live here. Enjoy!

Piercing Kiosk at Benicassim FIB 2010

By the fourth and final day, I am well and truly into the FIB groove. Heck, I am even the Mayor of the VIP area on FourSquare (for those of you care what that means.) FIB has quite a line-up, even if Lily Allen did pull out for the second year running. The Prodigy, Kasabian, Vampire Weekend, The Gorillaz, Ellie Goulding, John Lydon, Ash, DJ Shadow, The Specials, Peter Hook, GoldFrapp and all the others I didn’t manage to see.

By day I’ve been hiking, kayaking, swimming and flying. By night, I check the permissions list, buy vouchers for beer, grab earplugs and camera and head to the stage.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t tired, but as the security guards shine a torch on my pass and I stride around that corner, the surrounding screams, swirling spotlights and throbbing baseline energise me.

For a brief, flicker of a moment – I’m living like a rock star.

One View from the Photo Pit - Benicassim FIB 2010

Benicassim FIB 2010Opposite the VIP Entrance

Opposite the VIP Entrance

Vampire Weekend

VIP Area - FIB 2010 Benicassim


The Press Room - FIB 2010 Benicassim

Peter Hook Goes Wild - FIB Benicassim 2010

Making Friends at the FIB

Food at the FIB

FIB 2010

FIB 2010 Fan

Chilling Out in the VIP Area - Benicassim 2010

View of FIB from the Mountains

After 4 Days at FIB...

Er, me - FIB 2010 - Photo Credit: Keith Jenkins - Velvet Escape

Benicassim FIB 2010 - My Favourite Photo

“FIB” is a four day music festival held each year in Benicassim in Spain. I attended as a guest of The Land of Valencia but all words, photos and opinions are mine (except for (obviously?!) the photo of me, which was kindly provided by Keith Jenkins of the luscious travel blog Velvet Escape.)

For a brief, flicker of a moment – I’m living like a rock star.



7 Responses to Living Like a Rock Star – Benicassim FIB 2010 in Photos

  1. JohnONolan July 28, 2010 at 2:11 am #

    Oh WOW I’m jealous, you got some absolute stunners!!

  2. ciki July 28, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    i recognize YOU! LOL.. great shots abi!

  3. Melvin July 28, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Some really nice photos! It wasn’t my taste of music (only The Prodigy, of course), but my taste of party! What a great week! ;-)

  4. DIEGO July 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    Great days in BENICASSIM FIB ….
    friends, music, beach…

  5. Eli July 30, 2010 at 1:14 am #

    That must’ve been great, a four day music fest in Spain. And you are correct that last shot is the best!

    • Abi July 30, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

      @Johnonolan – I am thrilled to have made you jealous!
      @ciki – Yes, I’m looking a bit serious!
      @Melvin & Diego – great days (and nights!)
      @Eli…great fun – and tiring!

  6. Heather on her travels July 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Great photos considering the low light – it was like a small town judging by the view from up the hill – is this the Valencian equivalent of Glastonbury?