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  1. So was I, and I don't regret it for a second. Of course everyone should see Nile & Chic once, but to be kind of blunt about it - when you've seen them once, you probably don't need to see them again. The next time is going to be near enough exactly the same, probably right down to the stage banter. Any variation will mostly be down to set length. It's very much diminishing returns, which is why I wasn't fussed that time.
  2. It doesn't let you book car park tickets if you've got a coach - but it explicitly says that's the reason so would be fine as a test.
  3. Yses it's a good thing. Just tried the details of my friend who cancelled his ticket and it looks like this:
  4. It was available at most UK festivals in 2021, via various brands making a huge marketing push. I don't know if it'll be available at Glastonbury, as they're less likely to accommodate those kind of marketing operations, but you could certainly pick some up at a supermarket - if you get desperate then catch the shuttle bus out to Shepton Mallet Tesco and stock up.
  5. ^^^^ this is 100% the best advice. If it lets you proceed to tent selection, then you're good. If it doesn't, then go ballistic on See via every possible channel.
  6. Fundamentally, yes. Whether everyone is picked up at once, or if it splits it down somehow is another thing.
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    Glastocam!

    Pretty sure it's just the equivalent (artist areas) of the one at the side of the Pyramid. Just a bit smaller.
  8. incident

    Glastocam!

    Presumably though, that's for all of the core infrastructure rather than just the super fence which will need to be finished well ahead of that. Obviously once the super fence is done, they've still got most of the other fences and trackway to do.
  9. Yes - they're tapping in to a distribution network set up to refill stores each day. The only danger of running out is when it comes to the Sunday as they'll be looking to wind down.
  10. Shambala would be sold out regardless of rolled over tickets (it does every year). I suspect Boomtown (on their revised capacity) would as well. There's plenty of festivals with 2 years of rollovers that still have tickets to shift - Truck, WOMAD, Download, etc. Glastonbury could do it for sure - The number of people cancelling based primarily on lineup each year will be a tiny percentage - I'd be surprised if it went as high as 5%, and would guess closer to 1.
  11. To be fair, I was half joking in the sense that I know it'll never happen due to the sheer number of people who'd get petulant about it. But it's really not a bad idea, and I don't buy that it'd have that big an effect on ticket sales. There's not a huge amount of Festivals sold out this summer - it looks like tickets are shifting pretty slowly across the board - but all 3 of the festivals that haven't announced any acts (Boomtown, SGP, Shambala) are amongst the few that actually have sold out.
  12. I agree. Stop with these area announcements and a teaser poster, instead give us the lot a couple weeks before the festival in one big bang like it used to be.
  13. As best I can tell, there's at least two tunnels under the railway track - but I think only the one between Greenpeace / Green Futures is open for use. The other one that I think exists is at the bottom of Park Home, near the toilets on both sides of the track, but I don't think it's been open for use in recent memory and so I assume it's probably unfit.
  14. incident

    Glastocam!

    I think the technical term is "incorrectly".
  15. incident

    Glastocam!

    It did happen, at least a couple times at the same festival. I want to say 2013, but could be earlier than that by up to about 5 years. It's been covered before, but essentially the long drops used to have a wood covering with regular toilet seats stuck on them, before they started moving to the easier to clean modular ?plastic? style we have now. Only problem was that first batch of the modular style wasn't strong enough (again presumably because they didn't expect people to stand on them) and at least a couple of them gave way that year.
  16. Honestly, if it didn't have the word "secret" in the name, I don't think it'd get half as much attention.
  17. incident

    Glastocam!

    Fair enough, that's out then..
  18. incident

    Glastocam!

    I know you're joking, but it's never occurred to me before - how much would it actually cost to build a substation running from one of the pylons? You obviously wouldn't want to distribute it across site in the same way as the water network as some poor fucker would inevitably get electrocuted - but could it be feasible to wire up a controlled environment ie Interstage which has got to be the single biggest user?
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    Glastocam!

    25MW, according to the supplier. Though I don't know much about electricity, so that number means nothing to me.
  20. incident

    Glastocam!

    Not certain, but they could be. If they are, then they're very much at the smaller end of the range.
  21. My assumption was that Hull would mean going by boat - which makes sense if carrying a decent chunk of luggage.
  22. A couple things you could look into - I'm going from Nottingham to Bristol using Nat Ex - albeit on the Tuesday - and paid just about 20 quid for the journey including adding an extra bag just in case they kick off about the amount of luggage. That was a couple months ago though, so prices may well be more now. Go via the Staff Discounts site for 20% off.. The other thing to check is for train tickets - I've always found that booking Nottingham to Cheltenham and Cheltenham to Bristol is cheaper than booking the through journey.
  23. An alternative option (or a backup plan, if once you get there the signal isn't good enough) could be to get the first shuttle bus to Glastonbury Town, and find a coffee shop or similar to work from. There's certainly worse places to do business and it may be more comfortable than sat in a van?
  24. It's difficult to make a direct comparison against other festivals, just because no other Festival is anywhere near as big or complex as Glastonbury, and that complexity often means whatever the opposite of economies of scale is. Having worked at over a dozen different UK festivals, I don't think Glastonbury is in any way overstaffed in relative terms. The small element of truth in what you say compared to some of the bigger commercial operations is that essentially - Glastonbury is a lot more volunteer based than other Festivals, so there are situations where Glastonbury will need 2 or sometimes more volunteers, whereas say IOW or Boardmasters might simply utilise 1 paid staff member in the same spot. But I don't see that as being a bad thing at all - it'd be a lesser festival if those roles were replaced with paid staff. I'm pretty sure if you compared the percentages compared to say Shambala (which while much smaller also doesn't have an arena, and relies quite heavily on volunteers) then Glastonbury would be considered understaffed based on the numbers we're talking about - Despite it being only 15,000 capacity, Oxfam take 500 stewards there to cover the venues and campsites and MyCause take a load more to cover the gates, Refresh West take a large crew to run the bars, etc.
  25. EE did have 5G at the festival last time out (and lots of advertising touting the fact) - although probably only about 20 people had 5G phones at that point so I wouldn't expect the signal quality then to be any indication of what happens this year.
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