On Wednesday morning, when I was supposed to leave, I woke up feeling like crap and with mega anxiety. The reduced train service had me nervous about queuing etc given the expected heat. In the end, I stayed home, got up stupidly early on the Thursday and caught buses from Exeter to the site, was in and tent up by 9:45. I definitely felt like I'd missed a bit, always liked the fireworks etc on the Wednesday, and just the chance to wander about in a little less of a rush.
Whoever's idea the larger woodchip, for want of a better term for it, it definitely did it's job in so far as that the little rain we had didn't cause any issues, but it seems it did for a lot of peoples feet. I was in walking boots all weekend, and had horrendous blistering from the wood and stones (boots fully worn in with lots of miles).
The lack of crowd control around the Pyramid field when Diana Ross was on was appalling. The track across the top toward The Woods was solid with people, nobody could move on or off the field with any ease, and the crushes in times must have been quite scary for children, there's clearly a limit to how many can get on the field at any given time.
Is the festival attracting too many really big acts, resulting in there being more pinch points as more of the crowds want to see the same stuff?
Can't wait for next year.