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Pictures: Rain soaks fans at T in the Park festival
9 July 2012
Last updated at 07:56
See photos of the mud as rain soaks fans at this year's T in the Park festival.
Heavy rain turned much of the T in The Park site at Balado, near Kinross, into a muddy and soggy mess. Wellies were a must for everybody as patches of the site became mini lakes of mud.
Laurie Keele (left) and Sam Rogers, 24, from Durham decided on a tuxedo for Saturday's mudfest. "We're on a stag do," said Sam. "Our stag is dressed to the nines in a ball gown. In this outfit it's added to our experience."
Performers on Saturday included Jessie J, Calvin Harris and David Guetta. On stage, Jessie told the crowd that she had "much respect" for the festival-goers at T.
Artists performing on the main stage looked out to see a crowd full of ponchos. Ben Howard and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds both played on Saturday.
The weather made life difficult for thousands who chose to camp. Many people woke up to find themselves sleeping in a puddle.
The downpours continued throughout the weekend. Around 85,000 were there for each day of the festival.
Ryan Cameron, 18, and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Laura Gale, decided to pack up and leave the festival. The couple from Leven said: "We got no sleep at all. We had a river running right through the middle of the tent. There was water up to our knees."
This group of friends shared the same tent. They chose to move to higher ground on the site so the rain didn't cause them too many problems. Robert Shaw, 18, from West Kilbride (third from right) said: "It's not a festival if it's sunny."
T In The Park organisers say that despite the prospect of rain, Friday drew the biggest crowd at the festival ever.
Hannah Stewart and Kirsty Glasgow, both 18, said they were planning to move their tent to another area of the campsite. "Everything is leaking," said Kirsty. "Any clothes we're not wearing are being used to stop leaks. We're going to move otherwise we'll be sleeping in mud."
Scott Horne and Michael Rankin, both 19 and from Perth, decided not to camp. Scott said: "We only got Saturday and Sunday tickets so we've been sleeping in a nice bed. No-one's cared about the weather."
These four friends stuck out in the crowd with wedding dresses bought from charity shops. The women are part of cabaret act The Kamikaze Girls from Edinburgh.
McFly took to the stage early on Sunday afternoon performing hits including All About You, Star Girl and their first number one single Five Colours In Her Hair.
A festival-goer enjoys the set from drum and bass duo Chase and Status. By the end of the weekend, there was hardly a patch of grass visible inside the main arena.
Aoife Colgan, Sarah Smart and Emma Bogue, all 17 and from Belfast, decided to come to T In the Park after Ireland's Oxygen was cancelled this year. Aoife didn't mind the conditions either. "I love the mud," she said.
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