I was also there in 2002, that was my first full weekender though I'd been in 2001 for the Saturday to see Green Day. Only Green Day. Any other decent bands on show that day were a happy accident.
I saw everyone except nofx and Prodigy on the Friday main stage. I think I missed nofx to see Hell Is For Heroes and popped over to see Alpinestars and The Music while Prodigy were on/while Guns 'n' Roses were hanging around not going on.
Saturday's line-up was very much Not For Me. I spent a lot of time milling around the comedy tent that day. I remember it pissing down while The Soundtrack Of Our Lives were on so I went for shelter to watch This Girl, who were better than the bigger band. Obviously saw Weezer, I'm not an idiot. Full Beard Rivers was good. I definitely saw Fenix TX and The Electric Soft Parade too, I was young enough at the time to be impressed with the members of the latter band changing instruments between songs. The Polyphonic Spree barely fit on the Carling Tent's stage and played that one song I knew so that was fine.
Sunday I was camped out at the main stage from Andrew WK onwards. It was "good". Then were those riots in the campsite with people burning up the toilet blocks and blowing up a generator so my pals and I retreated to the safety of the nearby Sainsbury's car park and waited for our ride home.
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