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Everything posted by Ragingbunion93

  1. With 2020 being an enforced fallow year, I think it would make sense for Emily and Michael to begin planning their rumored Variety Bazaar to help recover from the financial blow of COVID-19 whilst still giving Worthy Farm a break in 2023/24. If it were to go ahead, should it be similar in scope to Glastonbury, or a different sort of thing altogether?
  2. Proper disapointed I won't get to see Another Sky this year 😭. They're a cracking band with heaps of musical talent and poignant lyrics that I'm sure the Eavii would take notice of. I managed to catch up with them after a small gig they did shortly after this tiny desk; all super lovely and really keen to play Glasto, no confirmations of course. Hopefully they'll be down at Worthy Farm next year...
  3. Any idea what National Express will do for coach ticket holders now that the festival is cancelled? I’m hoping they will just give us a refund.
  4. If this is true it’s a real kick in the teeth. Between flights, train and coach tickets I’ve already invested almost a thousand dollars into this festival before paying the balance. If tickets don’t roll over to next year then it would just add insult to injury. I know its not GFL’s fault, but how they handle this cancellation will make or break them.
  5. Okay, let's get to the facts. There is a rumor that mass gatherings in the UK could be cancelled 'as early as next weekend' (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51882897). This rumor, if it is true, doesn't denote the timeframe of these cancellations, and so it is entirely possible that Glastonbury could fall outside of these restrictions. Whilst we can speculate about the state of the festival, neither I, nor Emily, or anyone on this forum truly know what the outcome will be. Rather than projecting our worst fears onto the forum, I think we should use the facts in order to remain positive about the bash.
  6. Just bought my flights to London from New York, leaving June 18th and returning the Tuesday after the Festival. I'm so excited to be coming home, especially for this. 161 days to go....
  7. It may be as simple as contacting Seetickets and explaining your purchase went Pete Tong. Someone may have done the exact same thing as you and booked Sticklinch by accident, so See may just do the old switcheroo for you. It might not work, but it's definitely worth a try.
  8. This is gonna be an unpopular opinion but I actually quite like it. I'm not a big fan of the rest of the artists work, but the winning submission is colourful, inspiring and playful. I'm sure he will do a good job with the Guardian swag.
  9. I have to say that whilst I think that the option of alternative accommodation benefits the local community and makes sense from a planning and environmental perspective, it won't put me off camping in the thick of it, getting to know the neighbors and having a good time. People like hot showers, people like a decent place to take a shit, and bottom feeders have tried to fill in the gaps that Glastonbury left open. I think the festival has already changed. 'Stinklinch' is just a way to keep the money in the local community.
  10. I think it's more of a question of wether they can still afford him. Capaldi, Eilish and Lizzo were only in the midst of becoming massive when they were booked for 2019, and will all command a much higher fee for 2020. If he does return, I see him being a pyramid sub or a headliner for the other.
  11. One benefit of the new campsite is that it should help to ease congestion a little on the Wednesday and Thursday. From a planning and environmental perspective, this idea makes sense. As for it negatively changing the demographic? I think it's just different strokes for different folks.
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. Good point, but how much would it cost to send something that heavy?
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
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