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FAN FOCUS: Darren Perry

Download’s Fan Focus is a chance for us to take a look at some of our loyal DLers and their best memories for the epic rock festival. This week, we have Darren from Preston.

NAME:

Darren Perry

LOCATION:

Preston

FAVOURITE IMAGE TAKEN AT DOWNLOAD:

This is 3 Daz’s & Bob. We’ve been going to Download together every year since 2005. This particular year was such an epic year for me – it was our first year in RIP and of course there was that famous Lamb Of God set which absolutely blew me away!

threedazsandbob

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU ATTENDED DOWNLOAD?

12

BEST LIVE SET YOU’VE SEEN AT DOWNLOAD?

So difficult this, but I’m going with Aerosmith in 2014.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MEMORY FROM DOWNLOAD?

As other people have said, the whole festival is always littered with fantastic memories. Each day has it’s own feel. Wednesday is always a great day, once we’ve set up in the campervan field we meet and have a drink with our new neighbours – many of whom we’ve stayed in touch with and meet every year. Thursday is our annual Castle Donington pub crawl and curry day followed by a few hours in the Download Village to shake up all that food & drink! And after all that we’ve still got three amazing days in the Arena where so many memories are made. I’m sure you can understand why it’s impossible for me to pick a favourite one!

IF YOU COULD SUM UP YOUR DOWNLOAD EXPERIENCE IN A LYRIC, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

“Alright people welcome to the show, Are you ready to rock are you ready to go, Yeah we’ve got what you want and we’ve got what you need, So get your arse down here n’ let your ears bleed, C’mon drink your beer and drink your wine, Let’s have a goodtime, We’re ready, so get ready, We’re gonna rock, rock tonight, Stand up for rock ‘n’ roll” – ‘Stand Up For Rock ‘N’ Roll’ by Airbourne

IS THERE ANYONE YOU’VE MET AT DOWNLOAD WHO’S BECOME AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR LIFE?

Our camp has grown over the years from the original 4 to a whopping 14 this year, and most of this years camp regularly meet up and go to gigs together. We also have some very special friends we met in RIP many years ago – and we always make sure we head over to see Alan & Sylvia in the Arena.

TOP TIP FOR ANYONE ATTENDING DOWNLOAD FOR THE FIRST TIME?

Make sure you take time out to explore the site, there’s so much to see and do! Have a wander over to one of the smaller stages, you might discover your next favourite band.

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