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Glasto... oh dear

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Nonnie1 Thu 23-Jun-16 10:13:02

Glad I'm not there in the mud this year. Mind you - it's not my idea of fun. I've been to the Leeds Fest and enjoyed that, although it was over ten years ago, but Glasto is just too much, too big and especially in the rain..Nooooo sad

tanith Thu 23-Jun-16 10:19:37

Wild Horses! Up to your eyeballs in mud before you even get your tent up..

Riverwalk Thu 23-Jun-16 10:36:39

My DIL and GS are going tomorrow!

jusnoneed Thu 23-Jun-16 11:05:50

Glastonbury (the town) is my family home, it was absolutely chaotic yesterday with the roads gridlocked. Caused a lot of problems but a few laughs for locals, it's amazing how many people think the festival is in Glastonbury. People were getting off coaches stuck in roads near the town to walk (Pilton is 6 miles away)and someone heard a girl in Tesco saying, to someone on her phone, that she was in Pilton Tesco. He just laughed to himself and thought "ooh nooo you're not, long way to go". My cousin lives in a village on Mendips and the traffic was at a stop/start along their road. One chap was moaning that it had taken them 8hrs to get that far, from Manchester, then his wife realised she had forgotten the tickets!! You can imagine what was said. Kept my cousin amused for hours.

Charleygirl Thu 23-Jun-16 11:21:12

Did I hear on the news that people had paid £200 a ticket to camp in that mud? It does not appeal to me now and certainly would not have when I was 17. I also saw on the news three youngsters rolling around in the mud- totally mad- I am showing my age.

Liz46 Thu 23-Jun-16 11:54:22

My daughter and her husband are going tomorrow, leaving us looking after the children and the cat. She goes every year but it is the first time for her husband and probably the last if it is all rain and mud!

merlotgran Thu 23-Jun-16 12:06:16

Ah but the telly coverage should be good.

Comfortable sofa, wine and the volume up loud. grin

Maggiemaybe Thu 23-Jun-16 12:10:44

I had a romantic notion last year (while watching it on TV, sitting in comfort with a bottle of wine) of applying for tickets and reliving our youth. Lord, am I glad now that I missed the application deadline. I'm looking forward to watching the highlights though.

Riverwalk Thu 23-Jun-16 12:36:03

Charley the tickets cost £233 - but that's for five days so not too bad!

loopylou Thu 23-Jun-16 13:42:25

I genuinely cannot think of anything worse than Glastonbury 😱, probably my idea of hell.

Willow500 Thu 23-Jun-16 14:09:24

Not one I've ever wanted to go to - musically or the camping! I go to Leeds and Download and have been in some really bad muddy situations but as I stay in a hotel have always been able to get myself and my clothes cleaned!

M0nica Thu 23-Jun-16 15:25:13

Hate crowds and lots of people milling around. Prefer small local musical events held in chuches, village halls and schools.

Anyway my taste in music is classical.

Christinefrance Thu 23-Jun-16 16:55:30

Loopylou I agree totally with you. I can see how it appeals to people just not me. A comfy sofa, glass of wine and chocolate are much more my style. Probably explains the extra weight I am carrying too.

LullyDully Thu 23-Jun-16 17:20:35

One of the joys of getting old....don't have to go to Glastonbury.

phoenix Thu 23-Jun-16 17:55:41

"One of the joys of getting old....don't have to go to Glastonbury."

I didn't realise that it was previously compulsory shock

rosesarered Thu 23-Jun-16 20:30:05

Loopy my idea of hell as well, at any age!

HannahLoisLuke Fri 24-Jun-16 14:31:25

I went to the very first one and the third. Only a one day event then, free and then £1 and about a thousand people there. Loved it, but couldn't face it now. Used to love Knebworth as well, been there a few times.
Cropredy is good too if you enjoy the folksy vibe.

rosesarered Fri 24-Jun-16 14:42:19

Mud, mud, glorious mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!

Tizliz Fri 24-Jun-16 18:37:40

Mud! My friend was there the day they emptied the toilets out but blew instead of sucked.

rubysong Sat 25-Jun-16 15:46:54

We went to a festival in Yorkshire many many years ago (Krumlin?) It started sunny, then rained and blew, our little tie_dyed tent couldn't cope. Then the organisers ran off with all the money and the bands didn't get paid. It was all very weird.

J52 Sat 25-Jun-16 16:47:40

[HannahLoisLuke] I went to the first one, as well!

Didn't see you there! grin

AlieOxon Sat 25-Jun-16 17:17:25

I went to a women's camp at the site at Pilton, in the 80s....was great. Nostalgia....

merlotgran Sat 25-Jun-16 22:20:08

I love Adele.

Looking forward to this.

ninathenana Sat 25-Jun-16 22:31:57

Loving Adele

NonnaW Sat 25-Jun-16 23:14:46

Music - good. Mud - bad (oh so bad!). For me, camping not much better smile