The Songs of the Summer 2019

It’s September and Summer is almost definitely over (although global warming and the changing temperature will make you think otherwise) and here at Upside Down Shark we think it’s a good time to look upon the sweaty times we’ve recently had and explore the songs that have made our summer. Feel free to let us know what your Summer playlist consisted of this year!

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Enter Shikari at The Vegan Camp-Out 2019

I had a wild time at the Vegan Camp-Out. To read my impressions on the festival as a whole please see my review. This article focuses on the Enter Shikari presence that was there.

I have seen Enter Shikari a variety of times throughout the years. The first time being in 2008 when they supported Jay-Z and Linkin Park at Projekt Revolution. In the last 11 years I have always been constantly impressed by the energy that they bring to their shows no matter the venue. Shikari Sound System is the Electronic alter-ego of Enter Shikari and was the main reason I was interested in going to the Vegan Camp-Out Festival as they were headlining the main stage on Saturday night.

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Vegan Camp-Out 2019 Review

August is the month of festivals, especially in the United Kingdom. The most well known are called Reading & Leeds, but there’s also Creamfields and One Love, not to mention the various smaller independent festivals all across the island. Vegan Camp-Out is one of the smaller festivals (at least when compared to Reading, for example) but has a big festival feel. It is about spreading the positivity of what can be accomplished by being Vegan and has a variety of speakers, activism classes and musical acts.

Vegan Camp-Out is, as the name implies, a festival primarily for Vegans. First started in 2016 to an attendance of 400 (with one food vendor) the Camp-Out has since gone from strength to strength and gotten bigger and bigger every year. As a non-vegan I was curious as to what exactly the festival would have to offer myself (aside from Enter Shikari based shenanigans, which I cover in a separate article), I had so many questions. What do Vegans do at a festival? What do they talk about? Do they just walk around patting each other on the back? Are they preachy? In over my head, perhaps. But I was very eager to learn the different ways people live.

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Introducing: The UDS Files

We’re proud to reveal the very first issue of The UDS Files - our alternative pop culture zine! Inside you’ll find a collection of comics, interviews, jokes and japes from the clever people here at Upside Down Shark.

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videogameinhd - Dark Souls

So it’s all well and good when it’s someone else’s treasure chest? But when it’s your treasure chest, it’s not funny when it turns out to be a mimic after all?

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The stream might be over, but the fundraising’s still going! You can help us raise more for The Shark Trust here.

And if you’d like to catch up on any of the full 24 hour stream, the VOD is available on Twitch.

Hello To Your New Favourite Podcast!

Podcasts have changed the way we consume audio. What once started as a very niche medium that could only be accessed through syncing your iPod up to your computer can now be instantly downloaded onto your mobile communication device. The medium really has grown leaps and bounds in the last decade with up to 6 million weekly listeners in the United Kingdom alone. It definitely is my preferred entertainment form, according to the Pocket Casts app I’ve listened to podcasts for a total of 103 days which I believe is mostly Hello From The Magic Tavern and the three times I have listened through all the episodes. Season 3 has just started and I am here to tell you that should definitely dive in. Get ready because things are about to get wild!

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