Such Small Portions at Hay: Hay Festival Diary – Day 2

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8.45am:  SSP is up early to catch A.A. Gill who chats about beetles (a "middle class" species) and lampoons golf, the Japanese and "country people". He’s at his puerile and contemptuous best. The Maldives is "Cheshire with no clothes on"; Cheshire itself is full of bars propped up by Carol Vorderman lookalikes with lips pumped full of chicken fat and his best mate, Jeremy Clarkson, can’t tell the difference between performing cunnilingus and eating his own tie

11.30am Wandering past the Penguin books stand we catch sight of four madcap funsters in the throws of a vigorous game of Bookchase- the UK’s best loved board game for bookworms. To us it’s a literary rip off of Trivial Pursuit but they are loving it. It’s like Martin Amis is walking among us
 
12.30pm: It’s very cold and SSP’s feet are wetter than Robin Ince
 
2pm: SSP is relieved to see that immaturity is not dead at the Hay Festival. In the press tent someone has added a comedy beard and ‘tasche to a picture of David Mitchell (the author…sadly) on a nearby copy of The Observer
 
5pm: SSP chases up an interview with Now Show regular Marcus Brigstocke. Unexpectedly the PR comes through for us and we are ushered through into a makeshift interview room wishing we’d prepared something in advance. Brigstocke is a gent – charming, self-effacing and, most importantly, chatty- relieving relieving us of our duty to do journalistic stuff, like, you know, ask questions and that
 
7pm: Free beer…at last
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The Day 2 is really awesome.

The Day 2 is really awesome. I had really fun and their games also. It was an awesome. - Integrity Spas

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