This thread is mental. Judging someone for where they choose to spend their 5 days on the farm seems like the least Glastonbury thing ever. Pre-erected camping isn’t for everyone, fine. Neither is camping in with the masses. I’m firmly in the pre-erected camp (no pun intended) for a number of reasons.
There’s always a large group us, 12 people at the very least, arriving from all over the country, at different times. Having our tents already together means we don’t have to worry about trying to save space in a normal campsite for later arrivals. There’s more space, which is nice. It’s quieter, which is vital for the likes of my other half, who sometimes struggles with mental health/anxiety issues and can sometimes needs a quieter space to bail out to. The shower facilities are a godsend as far as I’m concerned. I’ve done festivals without shower, there’s no achievement in being bogging. Really don’t get this bizarre pride some people seem to take in boasting they’ve not showered for 5 days. Freshening yourself up can really kick the hangover/comedown into touch, and with the weather this year it gave some much needed respite from constantly sweating and stinking.