The Quails http://thequails.info/ were playing when I arrived. Hailing from Teignmouth, like world famous Muse, they’re talked about as an up and coming band. My friend fell in love with the lead singer because of his “strong voice.”
The local police even put in an appearance when I was there, which was good of them.
Just in case…
There was plenty to eat with Kenniford Farm http://www.kennifordfarm.com/ - the East Devon free range pig business supplying hog roasts.
Sadly it wasn’t as hot and sunny as it should have been when I was there, but these Exmouth ice creams were selling well.
Here are the famous portable loos, generously sponsored by local firms including solicitors Vine Orchard and Budleigh Salterton Lions. A special loo fund had been set up to avoid over-use of the public facilities, which normally close at 10.00 pm. The Panasonic Store in Exeter was also a keen Budstock supporter.
But principally people came just for the music rather than to show off their gorilla heads. This is a band I quite liked called Terrible Strangers, from Exmouth. They have only 35 fans on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Terrible-Strangers/51067304731 but clearly Facebook was not the place to look because their MySpace entry at http://www.myspace.com/terriblestrangers boasted 21954 profile views.
There were a lot of very young Budstockists here. I don’t know whether this shot is of the fathers comparing notes about the band, or just letting the kids put their heads together.