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  1. 4 points
    As the title suggests, this weekend I went to the Glastonbury site when it wasn't on with a group of people who I camp with. Here are some photos, see if you can guess which areas they are as I can't be bothered to caption then
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    1. Mary's Gate, you can park and then you walk out at the bottom of the Pyramid Field. 2. Definitely out of courtesy, email the festival office and ask; they've always said yes. 3. I like the George & Pilgrim in Glastonbury town itself a few miles away, very old school and wacky!
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    Things are going well for me at the moment. I am on the right tracks with my anxiety/panic attacks. I managed a visit down to Nottingham and last month I went down to visit my youngest in St Albans. I am having a party as well for my 50th in November and I am going to approach the DWP with the idea to get back to work or study but very slowly. Youngest has started her first year at uni studying music and I have 2 others that have started their final year, one in Game Design which he really enjoys. All in all I can't grumble which makes a pleasant change for me ;-)
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    @TheParkAfterDark @GlastoEls covered all my questions but if you're looking for a decent place to stay over night, couldn't recommend Ashcombe Farm Campsite enough. It's a stones throw away from the site and there's a country pub called The Apple Tree Inn which is literally just over the road. Decent food in there and quite cheap for drinks. The cows were in Stone Circle when we wondered up there so unfortunately couldn't get into that field. Will upload a few more pics tomorrow when I've fully recovered from this weekend.
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    Pyramid is pretty much un-navigable as it is so God knows what it would be like with an additional 30,000 bringing their picnic hampers and folding chairs
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    The house and country setting sounds idyllic yog. here's wishing you better luck there and some peaceful times - or at least, only invited guests. You can Skype your family, and maybe meet somewhere halfway between yours and theirs. You'll have quality time with them, then. when you have full visits with them. I hope you enjoy your new home, it sounds wonderful xx
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    what a show that was. Incredible. 2 and a half hours of brilliance, exceeded all my expectations. 2019 pyramid headliner please Emily
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    It does indeed look like 663 to me too. However the blurb that goes with the photo says that it's registration number is KOC 633, and also that it's Foden with Crellin Duplex-styled body (for anybody interested in that sort of thing). Maybe the person writing the blurb made an input error or suffered from dyscalculia. Here's another 633, to be on the safe side; This is a 633 Linde key suitable for Linde type reach trucks, and can be bought for the princely sum of £1.40 from Keyking Supplies Ltd.
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    Ah shit, that's what I get for not trawling back before posting, sorry to hear this news, life sucks at times, I think we are all old enough to realise that in bucket loads its how we deal with it/face it, is what's important and to be there for them when they need you to be there, whether it's friends or family it's never good sending positivity and love your way!
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    Just got on my National Express. That was absolutely ridiculous, best night of my life. After he'd got all the people on stage I lost track of where he was. Then the guy with me shouted "He's in the fucking crowd!" and then the crowd in front of me opened up a path for him to get to the barrier and I was just stood in front of him and shit myself. Didn't really know what to do so quickly hugged him and grabbed his arse to boost him up to the barrier where I held him for a verse of Stagger Lee whilst he sang about fucking guys and shooting them in the head whilst staring down at me. Terrifying stuff. Absolutely fucking amazing, though. I'm so baffled by tonight.
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    It already feels too full doesn't it? No more, thank you. I think there'd still be a crazy battle for tickets even with an extra 30k.
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    They should be talking about taking 30k off the capacity, that would give people a bit of room to enjoy the main stages again. Unfortunately it's all about the money for the Eavis family now, greedy fuckers.
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    It's going to make a return, OKAY?
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    Alternatively they could keep booking headliners their target audience actually wants to see and keep selling out every year as a result. You aren't going to get a lot of pretentious metalheads suddenly come flooding back to Reading by booking Rammestein to headline, all you'll achieve is ensuring the same demographics who attend every year opt to stay in the campsite rather than watch the headliner.
  16. 1 point
    Sometimes it's good to talk, right? Back in 2009 when I first got my tickets for Glastonbury my life was in a very different place. After attending several (too many!) Leeds festivals and a solitary Download, I decided to go for the big one, the holy grail of festivals - Glastonbury. After registering and somehow getting a ticket I was so excited, I joined this site and started reading all things Glastonbury. Sadly, that year it wasn't to be, in early January 2010 I suffered a few suprise illnesses that resulted in heart surgery (aged 24), nearly a year off work and a drastically altered lifestyle. It gave me time to reevaluate myself and the direction I was going in and throughout my recovery I decided to change a few things. However, my desire to get to to Glastonbury wasn't one of them. Sadly, the next time I tried to get go, my doctor and physio advised against it so plans were shelved for several years, Fast forward to 2016, I was in a much better place, doing the things I used to be doing and with a one year old (at the time) ready to tackle what life threw at me. So, come October I organised my team of merry men (and women) to finally score those elusive tickets. Thankfully, we had success and those golden tickets were mine. For a few months, Glastonbury was all we'd talk about - my wife doesn't understand the appeal but because of my endless chatter she knows a lot about the festival! At the end of January 2017, we found out my wife was pregnant with my second child. It was one of life's fantastic surprises. With a due date in September, my wife was fine with me still going to Worthy Farm and the stage was set for a stunning year. Come our 20 week scan, we were hit in the face with a sledgehammer. During the anatomy scan, done in more detail due to my heart defect, some problems were picked up by the doctor. Ushered into a room and handed a tissue, we were told that our baby had problems with its brain. Not just simple problems, structural issues. What made it worse was the medical explanation was 'bad luck'. We sought second and third opinions, a plethora of scans and specialists but they all told us the same thing, that the outcome was bleak. As a family, we decided to hope and let life lead the way. This was a month before Glastonbury. Despite all this, my wife was insistent I go the the festival. I really didn't think I would be. The decision was made the weekend before and I hastily packed my bags and prepped my equipment. The festival itself was everything I imagined it to be and much more. From the snaking, burning hot sweat pits that was the queue for Gate D on Wednesday morning to the sunset over the farm, the whole experience was both immersive and immense. Everyone talks about the size and scale, but you can't prepare yourself for Glastonbury. Wow... the hard work and dedication that goes into creating and maintaining that piece of eutopia on Earth should be roundly applauded. With everything going on at home, I never felt able to truly relax, but I gave it a good go. I managed to catch most bands I wanted, although the key was not to plan for many, and i caught several surprises to. For my sins, I am a massive Foo Fighters fan and managed to get pretty close for their set, and those two and a half plus hours released a lot of tension. There were so many brilliant bands I saw over the five days, Rhythm of the Nineties, Royal Blood, Frank Carter, The XX and many, many more. Yet one of the standout things for me was the people attending. Not all, you get idiots everywhere but chatting with strangers and sharing euphoric moments with temporary friends can never be knocked. Also, if you're reading this, the girl who lent me a phone charger in my desperate need, thank you. I could write reams about the festival, perhaps I will one day. I started writing this without a real purpose, more just to put some words on a page. Anyway, like it is for most, Glastonbury was an escape from life. Whilst I couldn't truly escape, it was much needed relief at a time of need. It gave me something to look forward to, something to enjoy and memories to cling to. Things I will be forever thankful for. I very much hope to be back on the farm in 2019 and beyond, fingers crossed. My second daughter was born at 35 weeks, at the end of August. She is doing well. She is defying the odds - eating, breathing, moving, reacting and doing all the things the doctors said she wouldn't. It is a long road ahead. We've seen neuro specialists and had MRI's. My daughter is truly one of a kind - she has three separate conditions and the doctors think she is the only person in the world with all three. So they, never mind us, have no idea what to expect long term. She will need surgery in the next few months as she has fluid on her brain but as she lies here on my lap she is a reminder that life is precious - seize your moments and saviour them. I'm not particularly active on this site, but I sourced tickets for a couple of people and hopefully haven't offended anyone so I just thought this would be a place to put my thoughts down. Anyway, if you've read this far, thank you. As I said, I don't really have a purpose for this! But, it's good to talk, right?


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