Are you ready for part 2, good because here it comes…
1. Drink and food – Dry goods, no glass and drinks that don’t need cooling are best for the tent. This means you can fill your boots in the tent (helping reduce costs) before heading to the main areas and sampling the wares on the many food stalls etc. Obviously we only endorse responsible drinking but we favoured red wine for the tent and a vodka and coke in a plastic bottle for when we walked about using any of the bars as and where required.
2. Planning – There are too many bands to see them all that is a fact. If you’re in a group then there will be some negotiating if your tastes don’t match up. Get the guide (comes free in the intro bag) and spend a bit of time looking at who is on your MUST list. There may also be clashes with two of your bands playing at the same time. I sacrificed Arcade Fire one year and I’m still not over it. The guide and map are essential and will help you work out when you need to leave one area to get to the other in time.
3. Toilet – Guys are generally better set than girls in this area. The toilet traps are generally fine and there is a level of understanding between everyone. You are all pissing and shitting in a big hole in the ground so get over it and get on with it. It will smell, especially in warm weather and it gets worse along the weekend as they fill. They tend to be quieter in the morning and smell less too. For tent activities then Travel Johns will prevent the long trek in the night. Pissing up the side of the tent is a bit risky as you may get confused and piss up your own tent so be careful.
4. Clothing – Layers are essential you can always throw a water jacket over and you’re golden. Wellies are required, you can buy some there but if they sell out, good luck with that. Keep a dry set of clothes for in the tent so if you do get back you won’t have to be wet in the tent. Sunglasses have a dual bonus of protection against the sun and hiding any rough looking eyes, see below.
5.Fun-Tastic – Outside of the bands you really want to see check out all the areas at least once. Some only kick into action when the bands finish. It’s all about meeting random people and seeing some random things too!! Remember you have forked out a shed loud of money and regardless of the potential mudpacks it is not spa facility. Get a few hours’ sleep, take some paracetamol and water to fend of hangovers and enjoy all the incredible bands, cafes, bars and other experiences. You should come back with at least one band that you have ‘discovered‘ and can wax lyrical about to your mates. It is entirely pointless whether the band are actually any good as your opinion was formed after too many drinks.
So there are our musings the atmosphere is incredible soak it all up and I shall post on who we think will rock your Glastonbury tomorrow.