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  1. Honestly the tipis sound like a plan. a sleeping mat and bag shouldn't cost the earth (25 quid for both) if you bought it from Tesco, and you could always donate it afterwards if you wanted to pack super light on the plane. As for the atmosphere in the tipis, I think that's something you would have to discern for yourself. Only you can make the call wether you think the people are snobs, or people splashing out on a really cool experience. Either way you won't be spending a great deal of time there besides sleeping and getting changed, so who cares if the atmosphere is a bit flat, or someone thinks they are holier than thou because they can afford a fancy tent at a music festival? You will be staying in a tipi also, which is pretty awesome...
  2. I'm thinking it may have already been fulfilled, so I'm reluctant to cancel just incase it does ship. I'm contacting The Book Depository now to see what's up.
  3. Good point, but how much would it cost to send something that heavy?
  4. Just woke up this morning to discover my preorder for Glastonbury 50 was pushed back to May 2020! I preordered a copy to be shipped to the US, and for some reason they pushed back the international release date without any prior notice. Does anyone have any more information? Ruined my holiday... https://www.bookdepository.com/Glastonbury-50-Emily-Eavis/9781409183938
  5. I'm planning on flying in from the States also, and am a UK Native. I also plan on taking my own camping gear with me, however my circumstances are different, so I will explain what I am doing to give you a little perspective. I plan on flying into Heathrow with my gear (rucksack, tent, thermarest, sleeping bag etc) stored inside my suitcase for extra protection. TSA will not allow tent stakes or poles to be taken on the plane, so the tent will go in checked baggage. All of my gear is lightweight, small, and designed for backpacking, so it will be very easy to transport all of my stuff this way, as my total packing list for the festival will be able to fit into one rucksack, bar a duffel bag which I will fill to the brim with booze. I will be taking a national express coach, which allows 2 checked bags and a bag that can fit under the seat in front of you, A.K.A my day pack with essential supples. My friend that is coming with me will be taking his own small tent, and we plan on setting up next to each other shortly after the gates open on Wednesday. I did consider worthy view, as it would save the hassle of bringing my own gear with me, but the site itself is quite far removed from the festival, requiring a long uphill hike to get to and from the campsite. I feel like this would get old after one or two times, and I really want to be in the center of the action, and socialize with all of the other peeps in one of the more central campsites. Because I'm used to backpacking, and I have complete control over my gear selection, I made a decision to bring my stuff with me in order to camp somewhere like Pennards. To me it's worth the extra planning and faffing about in order to have that experience. It's worth noting that the popular campsites fill up very quickly, and you will need to arrive very early on the Wednesday to secure a pitch. Car camping in the US is a completely different beast, and a lot of the heavy camping gear will be very difficult to transport, especially across the campsite once you arrive at the pedestrian entrance. If you have friends that aren't all that experienced with camping, and forget something essential like a sleeping mat, you'll be spending a bunch of time and money at the festival helping them get the right gear in order for them to be able to get settled in. If your coach arrives late on Wednesday, you may be finding a pitch, as well as setting up in the dark, and if you arrive on Thursday you may have a very long walk until you find a pitch altogether. By opting for worthy view you would alleviate these potential issues. The price of checking in a bag for all of you would probably be equal to the cost of a large tent at WV, so that's also something to consider To sum things up I would advise this. WV would be far less complicated, and probably wouldn't cost any more than regular camping if you all forego a checked bag on the plane. You also wouldn't have to worry about forgetting any camping gear, or messing about trying to find a camping spot in the dark in a foreign country. You will have to hike uphill for a while every time you want to return from the campsite, and the atmosphere will probably be less intense, but you may see this as an advantage also. If you opt to camp in the regular spots, your group will need to be very organized in terms of what they will need, as well as the weight and volume of their pack. You can only bring so much stuff with you on the plane and coach, and once you get there, you will have to lug it several miles to your desired pitch. If you or a friend forgets something, it could be a costly mistake too. Be aware of TSA regulations also, as some of the stuff you bring with you may not be permitted on the flight. Hope this helps.
  6. Cheers! I assumed the return journey with NatExpress would be a pain, so I booked a 1:30PM return coach with the expectation of partying into the early hours of Monday morning and having a snooze before queuing up. I think I'll show up 30 minutes early instead of a full hour then, as I don't want to linger around the station that late without any amenities.
  7. As soon as I bought my tickets this year, I wanted to make sure I booked my travel arrangements in order to get there early and secure a good pitch, most likely Pennards or Park Home.As i'm coming from abroad, I didn't want the hassle of renting a car, especially with all that manual gear malarkey. the last thing I want is to rear end someone in the Glasto car park! I decided to book a coach with National Express leaving at 1AM, and arriving at 4:30AM. I imagine that I'll be one of the first through Ped gate A by that time, but my main concern is getting on the actual coach I booked, as I've heard rumors that it's basically just a free for all, and you queue up to get on the coach anyway. My coach is the very first one that leaves, and I plan on getting there an hour early just to be safe. Has anyone had experience with getting out of Victoria Coach Station in the very early morning? Will there be a bunch of people with later times trying to blag it onto the coach, or will it be a more civilized affair? I'd rather not get there extra early, but I will if it's necessary in order to guarantee I get on that coach. Thank you!
  8. Yes, it is, but the thing is that this system would at least weed out the people who don't even have a valid registration. I don't now what the numbers of people without registrations trying to access the site would be, but I imagine it's probably a decent amount of people that are just making things harder for the serious ticket buyers. I realize there is no queue; the system is a holding page, and essentially a lottery. I used the term queue colloquially. Sorry about that.
  9. What if there was a preliminary page before the sale that allowed you to enter your registration details before being redirected into the ticket queue? Surely that would weed out those who are serious from the mindless drones taking up valuable bandwidth? My only concern is that it may benefit larger groups, who would be able to book more tickets in a shorter amount of time.
  10. I had a friend who I really wanted to come to Glastonbury with me next year, and tried to explain how great it would be as best as I could in order to get him on board. He has a habit of getting into depressive episodes in public (crying, being extremely negative etc.) but is still a good guy and an old friend. I thought Glastonbury would be a good way to show him it's not to all doom and gloom in the world. He was kinda onboard for a bit, but his heart wasn't in it, and I was also worried that he might make the festival miserable for me if he went and didn't like it. He ended up taking his registration off the list, giving multiple reasons such as it being too commercial, and full of fake people, which I don't understand, as he hasn't been to Glastonbury, or a music festival at all for that matter. Im a little disappointed, because I feel like if he actually went he'd probably have a great time, and meet lots of great people, but he has this preconceived idea of what it will be like and won't let go of it. I even bought him tickets to a gig for his birthday and he didn't go because he felt bad. In some ways I'm glad he isn't going, as I know the guy coming with me is solid and always a good laugh. It's a shame that he isn't coming, but if it isn't something he totally wants to do, I don't think it makes sense drag him along and bring us all down. Some people just decide they don't like something, and then proceed to dislike it no matter how good it is, I guess.
  11. I've seen a ballot being suggested by a huge majority of unsuccessful ticket buyers this year, which lead me to think about what a ballot would actually entail. Imagine all 2.4 million registered profiles were entered into the ballot. Due to the nature of a ballot system, you can enter at any time, and your odds are essentially the amount of tickets against the amount of applications. You would have roughly a 1/18 chance of securing a ticket. Just for you. Nobody else. If you were to win, say, a pair of tickets, your chances would be halved. That's a 1/36 chance of getting a pair of tickets. Every tom, dick and harry would apply on the off-chance that they might get a ticket, which could swell the numbers. I feel that with the current system, you at least have to be there, in the moment, prepared with a list of registrations, payment details, and hopefully some knowledge of the ticket buying process in order to have a chance at getting a ticket. To me, a ballot feels like going to a popular restaurant, where you are told there is no room, despite several tables being free, but held as reserved. For sure, the system is a piece of shit and needs to be overhauled, but I feel that having a live ticket sale where you have to actively participate separates those who don't care that much from those who truly want to attend, and therefore produces the demographic that we see at the festival.
  12. I got tickets from the States but am originally from the UK. Used a single tab on a fast computer with fast internet. Worked a charm. It's all about patience and persistence.
  13. Hello! I've been lurking over this forum for the last few months in anticipation of the 2020 festival, and am so excited to say that I'll be attending Glastonbury for the first time next year. I really don't think I would have secured tickets without the advice I read on this forum, so I want to thank all of the existing members for sharing their knowledge. I hope to spend a great deal of time on this forum over the coming months, and work my way into a community of amazing people.
  14. Probably Palace for West Holts, Another Sky for The Park, and Lizzo for the Other Stage.
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