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Actually quite new to forum, not even a lurker as such.

My 5th year in a row having first gone in 2013 as a 'once only' treat for my 40th birthday :rofl:

 

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Hi everyone 

I guess I've been lurking here for years ,so have finally signed up,

have been lucky enough to get to Glastonbury a fair few times and have my ticket for June , ticket day is never good for the nerves !

 

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Replying to a few forums might as well formally say Hello after long time lurking and finally started posting! :) 

 

1st Glasto last year and wasn't going to go this year as none of my home friends were keen but I couldn't resist. After friends I made last year said I could camp with them I tried in the resale which I was successful with and sooo excited to get back.

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Hi everyone,
 
I've been three times and I'm desperate to go this year again, but don't have a ticket. Seeing Radiohead at Glastonbury is my dream gig. Was there in 2011 when they did the secret gig up in The Park. A rumour went round the site on the Friday morning that they were the secret act. In my excitement at getting to see them at Glastonbury I let it get the better of me and consumed too much of everything, lost track of time and by the time they were set to play The Park stage had filled up and they had to close it off. So I missed the gig. Devastated. 
 
I'm now looking to buy two tickets from anyone who can't use theirs. I missed out on the first sale and re-sale but I am absolutely desperate to go and am willing to take a risk of buying a couple of tickets and taking my chances getting in. If you or anyone you know has tickets, please PM me and we can try to figure out a way of making the exchange. You would make me the happiest man in the world.
 
Thanks.

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14 hours ago, Irish Charles said:
Hi everyone,
 
I've been three times and I'm desperate to go this year again, but don't have a ticket. Seeing Radiohead at Glastonbury is my dream gig. Was there in 2011 when they did the secret gig up in The Park. A rumour went round the site on the Friday morning that they were the secret act. In my excitement at getting to see them at Glastonbury I let it get the better of me and consumed too much of everything, lost track of time and by the time they were set to play The Park stage had filled up and they had to close it off. So I missed the gig. Devastated. 
 
I'm now looking to buy two tickets from anyone who can't use theirs. I missed out on the first sale and re-sale but I am absolutely desperate to go and am willing to take a risk of buying a couple of tickets and taking my chances getting in. If you or anyone you know has tickets, please PM me and we can try to figure out a way of making the exchange. You would make me the happiest man in the world.
 
Thanks.

Just be aware mate, I'm not sure how open people will be to giving a randomer that's never posted on this site before access to tickets, considering the current security climate etc and not going through the proper channels.

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22 hours ago, fat_man_joe said:

Just be aware mate, I'm not sure how open people will be to giving a randomer that's never posted on this site before access to tickets, considering the current security climate etc and not going through the proper channels.

Yeah, understood. Thought it might be worth a try in my desperation. I'm trying in the hope that any ticket seller would be pretty certain I'm not a security threat if they dealt with me directly.

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22 hours ago, Scruffylovemonster said:

You don't need to ask in every thread. We can easily see and ignore your post it in just one thread, thank you. 

That's great to know. Thanks so much for your help and understanding with this. You're a real gem and Glastonbury will be so much better for having you there. Go Glastonbury spirit!

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4 minutes ago, Scruffylovemonster said:

To be fair, you've posted the exact same thing in nearly every thread, instead of just one where everyone can see it. 

And when did enabling touts count as Glastonbury spirit? Cos the more people that get in on other people's tickets, the more the touts may start to think it's worth the risk again. 

This isn't enabling touts. This is helping someone out who has paid a lot of money to go and suddenly finds they can't. I've been in the same position myself where I've had a spare ticket. After arranging to meet the person online, I met the person at the gate, explained the situation to the security guards and they thankfully understood there was nothing underhand happening. I was simply helping someone who was desperate to go and they were helping me avoid losing quite a bit of cash. They were extremely happy and grateful. There was no security issue. Everyone won. Very much in the spirit of Glastonbury.

Anyway, touts aren't stupid enough to commit thousands of pounds on tickets that have such extreme security measures attached to them. They're out to make easy money and would never run the risk.

And I'm sorry if my repeated message has upset you so much. I understand how these things can really boil the blood of even the coolest heads.

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8 minutes ago, Scruffylovemonster said:

I fully understand that and on an individual basis you are right. However, if this becomes more and more common, then the touts will realise they can do the same and will start registering and selling on their tickets for profit. 

Well, if it's any consolation, in the unlikely event that I find someone willing to sell me a ticket, I will do my utmost to ensure they are not a tout. I don't believe anyone who has a ticket and is genuinely unable to go would be scummy enough to try to sell it at a profit, but would simply look to get their money back. So I wouldn't be willing to deal with someone trying to make a profit from it. And ideally they will be at the festival themselves and can meet me at the gate with the ticket in the same way I did with the person I sold a ticket to.

You may be lucky enough to have a ticket this year, but some other year you mightn't and will understand where I'm coming from. You will try all avenues possible.

But congratulations on getting one. I'm sure it will be fantastic as ever. Have a good time!

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Hi Everyone! 

My name is Matt, been reading these posts for years but never spoke..... This will be my 10th year at Glasto and I am proper excited! Will be dancing till dawn most days, get a couple of hours kip then up and happy to be in the fields of Avalon! 

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31 minutes ago, BlurryFace said:

Hi Everyone! 

My name is Matt, been reading these posts for years but never spoke..... This will be my 10th year at Glasto and I am proper excited! Will be dancing till dawn most days, get a couple of hours kip then up and happy to be in the fields of Avalon! 

Hi Matt - your face is so blurry it looks like a pair of shoes.

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It's the best i can do!

1 minute ago, fat_man_joe said:

Hi Matt - your face is so blurry it looks like a pair of shoes.

 

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Long time lurker, first time poster. 2017 will be my 2nd Glastonbury and cannot wait. First time was 2011 the year U2 and QOTSA played. Been reading everyone's posts and bought a tent after recommendations posted here. In total there's about 12 of us travelling over from Ireland.

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Music addict from the Netherlands over here! Long time lurker, but trying to get more active on the forums and experience the real glasto spirit. 2017 will be my third Glastonbury, have been there in 2014 and 2015, had to miss out on the 2016 edition and really can not wait until next week!

 

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Good morning!

First timer here. Been reading these threads forever and checking this forum has become a big part of my daily routine over the last few months. 

Thanks to everyone for all the useful info and advice.

Cheesecloth 

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Hello! I will be a Glasto first timer at the ripe old age of 42! I'm also working at the festival so I get to go down on Tuesday. Can't wait!

 

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Morning all! Another lurker over here. Been reading avidly the last couple of months, and incredibly giddy about our 2nd pilgrimage :) (First timers last year.)

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Hello!

I have been lurcking around these forums for about 7 or 8 years (maybe more), used to have a login and very occasionally contributed very unintresting posts. Been to most the big UK festivals, and I am finally doing Glasto this year (2017)!

Rejoined becuase I am overly excited about Glasto and I am currently avoiding some work I am meant to be doing.

Thanks!
Nelson

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Like @deepkittycaz I'm a first timer at the ripe old age of 42.

I was was worried about how I'd do, as I'm not good with crowds. So I'm very glad to report that I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Granted I had it on easy mode compared to previous years... but it was just what I needed to get me hooked.

Hope to be back in 2019!

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Hi I'm guy.... 2019 I'll be a virgin see you there..... 

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I we are looking for your gig stories for a new book we are working in. We have some great stories already from the early punk days through to the Stone Roses reunion gigs. Got a story to tell? Get in touch 

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