How do you boogie to hip-hop rhymes?
That was the festival-fuelled dilemma niggling at our cider-dulled minds at Lovebox’s opening evening on Friday, July 17.
We were set to see American rappers Cypress Hill perform the likes of tracks Insane In The Brain and Hits From The Bong.
Do you stay seated in the dry dusty grass with your circle of friends, heads gently bobbing, bodies slightly swaying? Or do you go all-out, stand up and rave?
Probably the latter. The Californians’ drug-heavy lyrics and catchy chants whipped the east London crowd into a frenzy.
They proved a great entree for the main course – home-grown dance act, Rudimental.
The Hackney quartet blazed onto Victoria Park’s main stage as the sun set.
Music-lovers dashed back to resume their squeezing-room only spots clutching fresh pints as the group charmed the East End crowd with tracks from their eagerly-awaited new release as well as a version of Feel The Love.
With acts like Dizzee Rascal as support it was an East End affair.
At a festival that feels like it’s at the heart of a community, the headline act was truly fitting.
The crowds flowing out of the festival before closing time might have suggested Lovebox is losing its sparkle.
But their glitter-covered faces told a different story – happy, sated music-lovers dashing sensibly for the last Tube.
After the scorching sunshine, Lovebox organisers will be hoping its third time lucky with the weather when 2016 rolls around. And I’ll be there, having rehearsed my hip-hop dance moves.