Download Festival is a festival where like-minded rock-heads join forces and celebrate the music they live and love. This year we managed to snag some weekend tickets as a little getaway during the midst of our wedding season…
On Sunday, 12th June, we met with my cousin, Josh and his girlfriend, Jade. We were all pretty excited to see the American rock band, Breaking Benjamin, as it was one of their first live UK shows. The day before Josh and I were talking about meeting up, it was then that he dropped a little bomb that he would be proposing just as the band came on stage. Obviously, I asked if he wanted me to snap it for him, the answer was yes–on all counts 😉. As the time approached we walked around the muddy and flooded arena watching a few bands and also getting to Breaking Benjamin’s set pretty early so we could get a good spot. As the band took to the stage Josh turned to me, gave a little nod and then got down on one knee.
I just wanted to say a huge congratulations, to Josh & Jade and thank you for letting me share such a beautiful moment with you both. Also, thank you to Live Nation for booking Breaking Benjamin on the Download Festival bill. I would say this wouldn’t have been possible without the band but that would be a lie, it just made the whole experience perfect for them both.
In honour of their engagement, here is some Breaking Benjamin for your listening pleasure!