The first day of the fest started with a grand Vero Moda fashion show. The first day for us started with the alarm going off and then hitting the snooze button. Going off and snoozing. Going off and snoozing. This happened at least 50 odd times. Finally, after jumping out of bed, hurriedly getting ready and realizing that ‘we are so soo late’ we reached the vineyard. Early. Such is life. We decided to not waste any time and embarked upon the wine tasting deck and drank….um, sipped the wines. By the time we had our fill, the crowd had thickened and the live performances had started. We went towards the amphitheatre and sat through an EDM performance, danced and shuffled our feet for Filter Coffee (which according to us was a blend of classical ragas and EDM), hooted/ cat called and clapped during Gypsy All Stars (by far THE BEST performance. This is an all male Spanish cover band for The Gypsy Kings with a Spanish lady dancing to the beats). Well we did have an option of not tipsy dancing as they had put up picnic umbrellas on the grass where we could sit, taking us back to our school picnic days but with thumping music and no milk shakes. After screaming ourselves hoarse and more shuffling of our feet in the name of dancing, we went towards the food counter. The fest had gone all out with the arrangements by having an impressive list of restaurants, participating. We could choose from Busago, Little Italy, Crepe Station, Maroosh. Not only for food, but there were a lot of alcohol booths to buy booze from (Wine. Is. Booze.There. I said it) and a lot of quirky stores to buy souvenirs. .
Another good thing done at the fest was the provision of the branded plastic sippers for our Sangrias and cocktails. With these little beverage containers, we were free to walk all over the place and not think about keeping the glass somewhere while we ourselves were high from all that wine. Thank god for the available campsite right behind the festival and advanced booking, we made our way towards our tent in the campsite which had a big bonfire right in the middle along with a make shift badminton court and a place for archery. They had also provided us with instruments and a mike for singing (as if I was gonna!). We also had an option to eat a second dinner (limited barbeque dinner) at the campsite as it was included in the rate. They had made nice arrangements for the drivers as well where they were getting eggs and bread and hot tea during that chilly night. We ditched the BBQ dinner and made our way to their canteen to gorge on anda-pav.