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  1. 2 hours ago, Dave_c said:

    Now I just make curlygirls Cherry Bakewell Vodka as it's epic.

    Agreed, it's the best!  For those not familiar with it, it's equal parts vodka, cherry brandy and amaretto.  Just mix together and drink, no infusion needed.  It's great neat but would also mix well with lemonade I guess.

    Credit to @Curlygirl

  2. 2 hours ago, Twiggy553 said:

    Tent campers i seriously recommend buying a footprint groundsheet.

    Gives an extra layer of protection (and waterproofness) from anything sharp piercing the bottom of the tent.

    Stops the bottom of the tent getting wet/muddy. (It’s much easier to clean a ground sheet when you get home than the bottom of your tent)

    Gives you some clean and dry floorspace to pack all your stuff (including your tent) away before you depart for home.

     

    1 hour ago, jimmillen said:

    Do you use a custom size footprint sheet for your tent, or a more generic rectangular sheet?

    I'm just having a look at this now, doesn't look like Decathlon do a footprint for the tent I'm planning to buy. 

    I did exactly this for my trip last weekend and it's a great idea, made it really easy to pack up too.  Forget searching for tent footprints, just go to Screwfix and get a tarpaulin that's roughly the right size.  It'll be about half the price of a tent footprint.  The one we got had plenty of eye holes to peg it out, we just had to fold one end over to be able to get the tent pegs in.  

  3. 48 minutes ago, Fish Bulb said:

    Thanks all, and thanks for the further ear plug threads.

    What about eye masks? I bought a cheap one recently but the light slightly gets in under my eyes - anyone use one of these they'd recommend? Might be a moot point as I've joined the Fresh n Black crew this year anyway.

    If you’ve got a F n B tent, you won’t need one. I’ve also got one and did a test run a couple of weekends ago, it’s properly dark!

  4. 3 hours ago, Tommy Dickfingers said:

    I get to the festival Wednesday so I was gonna mooch off and do a few things I’d never had chance to do as most of my mates arrive on Thursday.

    On me list so far is

    Stone circle 

    Strummerville

    Glastonbury sign 

    Find the Dragon which is also near Piano bar 

    Glastonbury on sea 

    Lost Horizons
     

    I feel a bit guilty having not bothered with a lot of these I’ve been every festival since 2013. Been busy though haha. Any other recommendations what I should scope out?

     

    You could also try and find the tunnel under the railway.  Took me 3 festivals to find it!

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  5. 5 minutes ago, JoeyT said:

    One of the biggest "I'm home" moments I'll get is asking the nice person serving behind the bar at the Ciderbus to double cup my hot n spicy. 

    Add a cider brandy to it and you're set up for the day!

  6. 16 minutes ago, Fred Zepplin said:

    m not sure where it is but I’m sure my kids will enjoy going on a dragon hunt to try and find it. Talking about dragons, anyone remember this beast 

    You might want someone to give you a general area to search in.  It's not obvious, or visible from just wandering around the site. You could have some very frustrated kids!  I'm happy to give you some guidance without giving her location away if you DM me 🙂

  7. 15 hours ago, Bigfishlittlefish said:

    I'm afraid were far past this option now as we have spent ~£1k on a 8 man tent and a porch add-on 😅 like I said I'm just trying to get a sense of whether the wheels will be large enough to withstand the potential mud

    Isn't the bigger issue that you may not be able to take a trolly on the coach at all, never mind two of them?  I've never used the coach before but plenty of people who have, all say that you can't take a trolly.  I think you need a plan B for that eventuality?  What if you get told you can't take them on the coach - do you leave them at the pick up point and jump on regardless?  Just something to consider.

  8. 36 minutes ago, Twiggy553 said:

    In the doorway they gone for having the groundsheet flat (assume less of a trip hazard) but at a really rainy/muddy festival i’d be temped to thread some string through the eyelets to lift it up to make a lip at the front.

    There should be a toggle on elastic to achieve just this, without the need for modification. When I opened mine last weekend, it was already hooked up to make the lip. Like at around 19mins of this video. 
     

     

  9. 10 minutes ago, Twiggy553 said:

    The rain tends to pool on them instead, as there is nothing keeping them taut

    Hmmm, not sure then. If you tucked them inside, wouldn’t the water pool at the bottom and then find it’s way in? I’ll have to try both ways and see how it goes!

  10. 10 minutes ago, Twiggy553 said:

    So here’s a question. In the picture (where i’ve drawn the arrows) they have the black material outermost.

    but… from having a play around with it, I think it works better if you tuck those inside underneath the porch groundsheet.

    what say you fellow F&Bers?

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    Keep them outside, if it rains, the water will run down the sides and away from the tent. 

  11. 33 minutes ago, Glast0baby said:

    Has anyone got this 4 man version.  I've bought it, but unlikely to get an opportunity to practice pitch it before Glasto.  Any tips or tricks?

    Obligatory: very excited to be 'one of us'.  Hope it lives up to the hype!

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    Put the model name/number into YouTube and you’ll find a few videos about it, I’m sure 👍

    from the looks of it, I’d say it’ll be fairly easy to put up with two of you

  12. 32 minutes ago, CrystalPalace said:

    All bloody day I waited for the single general  ticket link to say anything but Admission tickets are currently unavailable.

    I watched Tipis come and go but the secret resale didn’t happen. 
     

    Please flag on here if something goes live. 
     

    (should say I am alright for a ticket and was looking for a mate)

    Me too, been on & off since 9am!

  13. 14 hours ago, professionalcrastinator said:

    Where’s best to go for a good old knees up with cheesy pop, disco, wedding-playlist style tunes? We normally have a very indie festival but we’re fancying a bit of feel good pop this time round, especially after hours.

    Ultimate Power at Williams Green, if they're there this year.  Normally on Thursdays.  Quality power ballad singalong session!

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  14. 11 hours ago, jed300 said:

    Whats the wait for a shower like in there?

    Spent a couple of hours there on Thursday in 2019, early afternoon.  No queue at all, it was bliss in the heat.

    Thoroughly recommend it, not just for the showers.  It's really peaceful and a great place to just chill out

  15. 6 hours ago, Heather90 said:

    Does anyone have any experience of how quick Row Mead and the lower parts of Hawkwell fill up?

    We are on the 7am coach from London. Optimistically hoping to be in by midday

    If you’re arriving at midday, the lower parts are likely to be full but you should be able to get in higher up. It’s a good spot, the two you’ve mentioned plus Michael’s Mead. There’s a lock up and and a great 24hr cafe there. The higher up, the better the view across the site too

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  16. 3 hours ago, Bza said:

    Put the up the new tent in the garden yesterday (Arpenaz 4.1 Fresh and Black) and had a night in it to test the F&B technology.

    Its bloody great. Kept most of the morning light out and whilst it's not a complete blackout, its enough not to wake you at sunrise. Wasn't the warmest morning but yesterday it was roasting and the sleeping area was relatively cool for most of the day.

    Excuse the photo 🤣

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    Just got the same model and used it for the first time this weekend down near Weymouth.

    can safely say I’ll never camp in any other brand again! Came back to the tent late afternoon yesterday when it had been hot & sunny all day. Our old tent would have been unbearable but the new one was fine, just a bit ‘warm’, not at all uncomfortable. 
     

    And the blackout bedroom kept me asleep till 9.30 this morning which would have been impossible in our old one. 
     

    Anyone thinking of getting one, think no more. It really is a game changer. @Dan Eazy paging you so you can see the review above. 

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  17. 54 minutes ago, Dan Eazy said:

    It's happened...

    After much deliberation, I've Just purchased this beauty! - 4 person blackout poled tent - Arpenaz 4.1 Fresh&Black QUECHUA - Decathlon

    (I really did want to go for the air version but had to decide against because I really need to consider weight and size due to coming via air)

    cant wait to check it out 😃

    Just got one myself, trying it out this weekend, I’ll report back. Hoping for good things 🤞

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