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Phew!

Greg James | 14:16 UK time, Monday, 11 May 2009

Well, as everyone is contractually obliged to say, Radio 1's Big Weekend in Swindon was absolutely incredible.  But seriously, it was top notch.  Everyone in the building works incredibly hard to make sure that some of the biggest acts in the world perform just for you and we pulled it off again.  I think everyone who works here, even those who've done this for years, get that tingly feeling when they see the thousands of people cramming into the tents to watch the event.  Pretty cool.  I cannot wait for next year.

Anyway, enough of the gushing...Here's some of my highlights of the weekend:

- Doing the Red Button TV coverage with Jo Whiley

- Having another awkward moment with Taio Cruz as I mis-pronounced his name AGAIN

- Letting stink bombs off in Aled's Surgery tent and inside the Newsbeat portacabin

- Wearing the ridiculous superhero costume on stage to introduce Franz Ferdinand 

- Opening the gates to let the happy 20,000 in

- Paying £5 for a burger

- Discussing with Fearne, Reggie, Edith and Jo whether we should go on stage and 'fill' for a bit when the power cut during The Prodigy last night

- Enjoying the fact that Piers (my exec producer who was in charge of the main stage all weekend) left early five minutes before the power failure! 

- For a bit of balance, I also enjoyed getting booed at when I had the awful task of telling everyone to 'get out now' after Snow Patrol had finished on Saturday night.

- Chatting to Alesha - she's very funny

- Seeing Vernon in his old man's hat

That's all I can remember for now...

Here's a selection of photos from the weekend.

Alesha:

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Gossip:

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Yet another award winning photograph from me - this time of Snow Patrol's setlist:

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Me as Frequency The Superhero about to introduce Franz Ferdinand:

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There are even more ways you can get catch up on any stuff you may have missed over the weekend.

We threw the kitchen sink at Swindon this year.  You can watch the live sets from all stages, see webcam highlights from the site, photos, reviews of the sets, backstage videos and interviews, exclusive Live Lounges and so much more.  I don't want to link to individual bits as it will take forever but go HERE for all of it!

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