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Filling in the Blanks

by Roger Young, images by Kevin Goss-Ross and Justin McGee / 05.03.2010

There comes a time when we must look at the glorious past and let it go, when we must look to the future and prepare for its rewards. But in letting go we must ask, what is it, exactly, that we are letting go of? Because surely the memories will remain. In our case, no. The memories have been erased by the brain damage caused by a combination of the sun, alcohol and that stuff we found in the trance tent. What we do have to let go of is one last collection of Ramfest pictures that none of us really remember taking or being present for. It was a glorious warm weekend of mayhem and music that het gepomp, fuck yeah! Here are the blanks in our memories.

When security knows how to fist bump and they mean it, you know you're in the right place

When security knows how to fist bump and they mean it, you know you're in the right place

Yes, you could have Pizza delivered to the tent camps, you got a problem with that?

Yes, you could have Pizza delivered to the tent camps, you got a problem with that?

Goss Ross summons visions of the future, discovers that he will not get laid this weekend.

Goss Ross summons visions of the future, discovers that he will not get laid this weekend.

Made it to the tent, and that counts for something.

Made it to the tent, and that counts for something.

Even goth metal chicks like to have fun sometimes, y'know, think about being kids again and not having to dye their hair so much.

Even goth metal chicks like to have fun sometimes, y'know, think about being kids again and not having to dye their hair so much.

The duality of the barman's reaction, amusment and confusion is what all good festivals should be about

The duality of the barman's reaction, amusment and confusion is what all good festivals should be about

Isoc rock the table cloth

Isoc rock the table cloth

I know, I know, hilarious! Did you only notice your tattoo now? Thank god you have a sense of humour.

I know, I know, hilarious! Did you only notice your tattoo now? Thank god you have a sense of humour.

This is one of those thousand word pictures, but oh yes, it is a real tattoo.

This is one of those thousand word pictures, but oh yes, it is a real tattoo.

Metal Tent, say no more.

Metal Tent, say no more.

And I got with this guy because I thought he had money

And I got with this guy because I thought he had money

This girl is the reason McGee was off his game. Let's leave it at that.

This girl is the reason McGee was off his game. Let's leave it at that.

Hey Kev, this girl likes you and you're too drunk to notice. Good tmes, I tell you, good tmes

Hey Kev, this girl likes you and you're too drunk to notice. Good tmes, I tell you, good tmes

The trick with scoring a chick like this is to remain unimpressed. Not really a trick then, just a natural response.

The trick with scoring a chick like this is to remain unimpressed. Not really a trick then, just a natural response.

Hello cute girl, can I have some beer? You'll be surprised at how often that line worked.

Hello cute girl, can I have some beer? You'll be surprised at how often that line worked.

Hang on buddy, It's going to be a long night.

Hang on buddy, It's going to be a long night.

Well hello there Mr Garbage Bag, how are you? Shush! No! You're beautiful, tsk, thanks man.

Well hello there Mr Garbage Bag, how are you? Shush! No! You're beautiful, tsk, thanks man.

Why is this not a picture of the hot girl in the background?

Why is this not a picture of the hot girl in the background?

Hey cute guy, can I have some beer? Yes, even that line worked.

Hey cute guy, can I have some beer? Yes, even that line worked.

This kind of shit is normal. This doesn't impress me at all.

This kind of shit is normal. This doesn't impress me at all.

Rocking an Ironic Moody Face to indicate happiness is another nuance of this frightening subculture

Rocking an Ironic Moody Face to indicate happiness is another nuance of this frightening subculture

No, you cannot have any beer. I didn't say it always worked.

No, you cannot have any beer. I didn't say it always worked.

We like you, you can stay.

We like you, you can stay.

Disaster Management at the bar... where would you be?

Disaster Management at the bar... where would you be?

You can read on thier faces just how much love Ramfest is giving them.

You can read on thier faces just how much love Ramfest is giving them.

There's always one

There's always one

Pendulum rocks the lazer.

Pendulum rocks the lazer.

By the looks of the amount of tents it could be the first day or the last day, by the energy on these kids faces, I'm guessing day one. And that is all I will hazard at guess at.

By the looks of the amount of tents it could be the first day or the last day, by the energy on these kids faces, I'm guessing day one. And that is all I will hazard at guess at.

Oh, Shit! I've been caught, this is not what it looks like.

Oh, Shit! I've been caught, this is not what it looks like.

Is it my imagination or does this chick look like a drunk skinny Nia Vardalos or Celine Dionne with lips?

Is it my imagination or does this chick look like a drunk skinny Nia Vardalos or Celine Dionne with lips?

Sometimes you gotta pick a side

Sometimes you gotta pick a side

The Virgin Mary of Ram Fest

The Virgin Mary of Ram Fest

I don't mean to imply that this guy is on mushrooms, but I saw a lot of people on mushrooms and they all had the same look in their eyes.

I don't mean to imply that this guy is on mushrooms, but I saw a lot of people on mushrooms and they all had the same look in their eyes.

This is Dawid, he is the man responsible for Ramfest. Is he giving us the shweeet handsign or is that a fist? We lived on this kind of knife edge all weekend.

This is Dawid, he is the man responsible for Ramfest. Is he giving us the shweeet handsign or is that a fist? We lived on this kind of knife edge all weekend.

There is a windblown quality to this photograph that I am sure is entirely imagined.

There is a windblown quality to this photograph that I am sure is entirely imagined.

We came by train, we were not the only people on the train. They took a liking to McGee.

We came by train, we were not the only people on the train. They took a liking to McGee.

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