The Libertines in Hyde Park

Did you hear the news? The Libertines are together again! That’s what everyone is saying 🙂

What a night, what a performance?! Saturday in Hyde Park was a good one!

I knew about the event long time ago and I was curious to see the band I’ve been hearing about for so long. When Gary – the drummer, sent a text message to Robert that we’re on the guest list, I wasn’t in my best condition. Last week I had a terrible cold (or flu) which knocked me out and I couldn’t even talk, but I knew I had to put myself together, because I didn’t want to miss this one.

The Libertines in Hyde Park, British Summer Time Festival - The Blog of one Balgarka.co.uk

The Libertines in Hyde Park, British Summer Time Festival - The Blog of one Balgarka.co.uk

The Libertines in Hyde Park, British Summer Time Festival - The Blog of one Balgarka.co.uk

I put on a mini bodycone dress, my favourite buckled block heels and a denim biker jacket. I had two packages of pocket tissues with me and a bag full of nasal spray and throat lozenges – luckily I didn’t really need them. We didn’t make any photos of my outfit in particular, because I wasn’t feeling that well and no one would appreciate looking at my big red nose.

When we arrived at the BST VIP summer garden, the excitement took over, so I suddenly felt much better! 🙂

There have been different concerts throughout the day, so many people were already there when we arrived. The summer garden was very nicely set up and full of party people buzzing around. The stage was impressive and already showing pictures of The Libertines.

The Libertines in Hyde Park, British Summer Time Festival - The Blog of one Balgarka.co.uk

The Libertines in Hyde Park, British Summer Time Festival - The Blog of one Balgarka.co.uk

You can’t really make a review about a concert and describe it that well. You have to be there and experience it!

I’ll be honest with you – before I moved to the UK, I didn’t know about this band. We listen to quite a lot of rock music in Bulgaria, but it’s more influenced by American style rather than Brit music. I didn’t know any of the songs, but the crowd was singing all of the lyrics. Everyone was so happy to see The Libertines again, getting on together so well.

I only knew “Can’t stand me now”, which I’ve heard on YouTube, but I had the chance to experience the music live on such a big event. That was priceless and I think it was the best way to meet and hear such a great band for the first time.

The music of The Libertines reminded me of my teenage years and distance times. Even though it was all new for me, it was coming from those old times and had the vibes of my rebellious younger years.

On the next day Robert said to Gary: “It still sounds rubbish to me, so you still must be good!” Gary took this as the greatest compliment. Sometimes when I hear them two talking, I wonder if they actually like each other, never mind being friends!

The Libertines in Hyde Park, British Summer Time Festival - The Blog of one Balgarka.co.uk

The Libertines performed in Hyde Park on 5 July 2014 in front of 60,000 people.
Dates for the coming tour around Europe: find out more here
Dates of their performance in London: find out more here