I'm packed - huzzah!
I've tried really hard to keep the amount of stuff I'm taking to leeds under control and I've failed miserably.
large tent and my trusty badger trolley to transport it
3 festival chairs
big golf brolly
humungous rucksack full of blankets, mattress, sleeping bag, stereo, washing up bowl and some drinks
humungous rucksack full of shoes, clothes, assorted girly crap and a loo roll
shoulder bag full of drinks
small rucksack full of booze
big bag with duvet and pillow
big stackabox with stove, pans etc, lantern, gas, voice changing megaphone, water carrier and other assorted crap that we can all share at the campsite
coolbag with more booze, food and a melon
Cos I've "packed light", I don't have:
The trusty cow flag and flagpole
some battery powered fairy lights to decorate the gazebo
as many plasters as I usually take and no strepsils
I've done really craply haven't I?
I can't believe that I used to go to festivals on the coach and I used to just have a big camping rucksack and a small rucksack's worth of stuff with me When I first started festivalling, I'd have a small tent, a sleeping bag, a roll mat, a change of clothes, my toothbrush and my makeup! Oh, and a few bottles of booze and some bourbon biscuits. I never used to need a sleeping bag, a pillow, a duvet, an air mattress and a blanket to keep warm! Never used to bother with a stove, or a gazebo and chairs, any food that needed to be kept cool, a stereo, washing bowl, towels (shower? at a festival??) or any of the crap that I deem "necessary" to have with me.
In a way I'd like to go back to having everything I need for a 5 day party in 2 bags, and not have to do 2 trips to the car to get everything to the campsite. However, I enjoy the way I do festivals now... Nothing wrong with a bit of luxury!
(And yeah, it is useful that I'll be camped next to my car in the workers campsite). I'm working selling programmes at leeds festival as per usual this year. I still haven't confirmed with woman in charge of programme selling what time we'll need to get there, so I'd best give her a call tomoz.