21st T -A Farewell to Balado

For those reminiscing on this 2nd Strathallan T Saturday.

It’s been a long time

 20 years to be exact

 Since they set up the stages

 On the blaze at Strathy Park


With the camping located

 Right next to the Loch

 A few thousand sun-crazed campers

 Across a bridge did walk


And into the arena

 With a whoop and a holler

 Where Oasis and Blur

 They did eagerly discover


So here we are at the 21st T In The Park

 Early Friday morning we’ll be up with the larks

 And after queuing as long as it takes to get in

 We will pass through gate where they’ll check all our things


For glass, drugs and weapons

 All illegal of course

 We all feel put upon

 But it’s the job of the force


And dragging the necessities

 For a truly wild weekend

 JD +Coke

 And the odd drunken friend


We’ll pitch our accommodation

 In a circle of tents

 Spark open a can

 We are here ladies and gents


There will be singing and dancing

 Laughter and fun

 We’ll sit back in our camping chairs

 And bask in the sun


Then down to the arena

 To see who? That’s your choice

 The line up’s all here

 Make the most of it girls and boys


And at the end of the weekend

 With a tear in your eye

 When your spent, dry and sun burned

 Think of the years we’ve seen fly


Think of all of the bands

 The friends that we’ve made

 The shivering wet nights

 The sun drenched days seeking shade


Think of all of the laughter

 And tears born from joy

 Of the experiences, so many

 Shaping us from young girls and boys


And when we leave the arena

 On Monday for most

 Realise TITP is more than a memory

 Much more than a ghost


It gets into your bloodstream

 Soaks into your being

 Becomes part of your makeup

 It’s those changes you’re feeling


Remember that T

 Is not just about bands

 It’s about mucking in, kicking back

 And as one, raising hands


High into the air

 A sky full of sounds

 Helping someone up

 When they’ve gone down


And also remember that

 At the end of the day

 It’s not just TITP

 That’s shaped US in this way


Each of us in turn

 Have made this festival great

 We’ve built it’s reputation

 As we’ve walked through the gate


The reputation that T

 Means something to all

 For being a full scale party

 And a fancy dress ball


This may be the last time

 We grace this airfield

 So enjoy the emotions

 Capture everything you feel


For the 21st time

 Let’s show everyone watching

 We don’t need Metallica

 To get the place fucking rocking.

ENJOY FOLKS

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