8 Years Ago..

Love Supreme Festival | Five Songs I Can’t Wait To See Live.

A Supreme Level Of Dad Dancing Coming Up

“Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you

Sometimes I feel like saying, “Lord, I just don’t care
But you’ve got the love I need to see me through

Sometimes it seems the going is just too rough
And things go wrong no matter what I do
Now and then I feel like life is just too much
But you’ve got the love I need to see me through.”

Now if you are a person of a certain age, you will probably be part of “A happy face a thumping bass for a loving race”. Remember how good the words above felt to sing out loud in a dark, sweaty club or field surrounded by thousands of muddy hugging smiley dancing strangers?.

However, if you’re like me these days, the only time I get to through my hands up is, in defeat. When I can’t find my ruddy doors keys again or the Duke is playing a fun game of “I am so whiny and tired I can hardly keep my eyes open, but sleep is for the weak”.

In the BC (Before Child) days, Er Indoors’ and I spent many a weekend up to our knees in mud and cider dancing in fields at festivals up and down the country.

8 Years Ago..

8 Years Ago.


Since number one son popped into the world, we have given them a swerve. Those insane souls who take babies to festivals are to be applauded or sectioned depending on your point of view, I know I couldn’t do it.

Now the Duke is three; he is old enough to enjoy them himself we are getting back in full swing.

We started with the most excellent Funk The Family, the one-dayer we went to last week.  We’re are going to get a bit more adventurous and go for a whole weekender.

Step up and shake the booty of Love Supreme,  two days of lush Soul, Jazz and Funk taking place the 3-5th of July in the beautiful village of Glynde just 30 mins from Brighton. (So, if it suddenly rains or we have an emergency we can nip home, I ain’t that hardcore anymore, YOU KNOW THE SCORE!)



There are plenty of festivals to choose from these days, almost too many.  But I wanted to try something that is friendly, with a good reputation of not attracting tw*ts and with enough Soul and Funk to keep us all dancing. Love Supreme seems to do all of this with its dancing shoes and then some.

As a tribute to all the artists appearing, and to get you in the mood for some summertime grooving here are the top five tunes I can’t wait to Dad Dance to when I am there.

Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody

Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance


Candy Staton – You Got The Love


Lisa Stansfield – Been Around The World


Hackney Colliery Band – No Diggity


Hope you enjoy listening. If you don’t what’s wrong with you? These are classic platters that matter!.

Do you go to festivals with the nippers, or do you ship them off to the in-laws so you can enjoy your time child-free?. I know Duke, as he was born to dance will love it.

But the selfish part of me wants not for me or Er Indoors’ have to go back to camp at eight o’clock for a bedtime. Just for a night give us the chance to dance in the nighttime air till we can’t dance no more. Together as we used to.

That’s not horrible, is it? #BadDadAlert!

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4 Responses

  1. Salster says:

    We’ve managed a few fezzies over the last coulple years (my kids are older than The Duke). One difference is I find myself enforcing sun-burnt teenagers to put factor 30 on and worrying they haven’t drank enough water!

    • Dan says:

      Thanks for popping by old buddy! You do live in a country that has more than the 3 days a year of sunshine that we get each year, so I imagine that is a constant convo as you Aussies say eh.

      I can quite imagine you and your little bundles of fun raving hard to the tunes. Some people never change eh Sal. And I’m glad we are two of them.

  2. Forrest Boone says:

    Wow, what a mix! I love the songs and it was nice to see some of those older music videos again. Of course it is not horrible. You seem like a very good dad!

  3. Bernice Gardner says:

    “Dad Dance”? LOL, that is pretty funny! Hope you had a great time at the festival!

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