Party before the crunch - City lawyers reminisce about Hedgestock

A man wearing love beads leans against a Volkswagen campervan emblazoned with peace stickers and cheerful multicoloured flowers. Nearby, a haphazard queue begins, as tie-dye swathed hippies wait for a free massage next to a group playing ball games. Elsewhere, a cloud of thick, perfumed smoke pervades the air as the crowd lay back on giant bean bags, enjoying the warmth of the sun, while in the distance The Who tunes up in preparation for the night's performance.

The 2006 Hedgestock festival featured champagne, croquet and business-casual clad lawyers at a time when the City thought the boom would last forever. Emily Jupp finds out what it was like

A man wearing love beads leans against a Volkswagen campervan emblazoned with peace stickers and cheerful multicoloured flowers. Nearby, a haphazard queue begins, as tie-dye swathed hippies wait for a free massage next to a group playing ball games.

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