One day I reckon Victorious will rival the big festivals

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It’s certainly been an eventful week. Were you among the crowds that attended the Victorious Festival last weekend? What did you think?

I went on the Saturday and for half of Sunday and I absolutely loved it.

What a great event for this city and I was genuinely thrilled about how well it was organised.

On the whole it seemed to run smoothly and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves.

Even traffic getting into the event didn’t seem that bad, given the 40,000-strong crowd that descended on what is really a rather small area of Southsea seafront.

I was really proud of what we as a city achieved and I think it was a real credit to the organisers and the council.

Whoever made the decision to book Dizzee Rascal for the headlining act on the Saturday night deserves a bottle of champers – he was awesome.

I’m not a huge Dizzee fan really. I’m not really into the London MC scene.

But whether or not you like his music, nobody could deny his ability to get the crowd going.

We were jumping up and down, dancing like crazy and I loved every second of it.

Here’s to an even bigger and better Victorious next year.

Mark my words, this festival is just going to grow and grow.

People may disagree, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if one day it rivals the ‘biggie’ festivals like the Isle of Wight and Reading.

Why the heck not?

Before I attended the festival I had to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, where people are nominated to have buckets of icy water tipped over their heads to raise awareness and funds for ALS (motor neurone disease).

Last Friday I went round to my older sister Jo’s house and the builders who are working on her house were very enthusiastic when we asked if they’d tip water over our heads!

I think my sister got the worst of it though.

While I got a tub of cold water, she ended up being drenched by a whole bucketful (for evidence see the picture on the right).

Perhaps she isn’t making them enough cups of tea during the day...