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  1. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    Cheque!!! Wow! How 20th century.
  2. Last year it didn't sell out - this year it's down to the last 10% of tickets. I second that it is a fantastic little festival - full of eclectic bands you may never have heard of (or maybe that's just me!) but who are wonderful. Punches above its weight in its line up with lots of genres. And a decent choice of real ale at OK prices. Definitely a min Glasto vibe.
  3. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    Yes! I emailed them over the weekend and they emailed me back this morning so it does sound like it! So pleased for you!
  4. I've said this before but away from "big" songs etc there are two sets of memories for me. The first was at my first Glasto in 2014 when I discovered the wonder that is the T&C fields. Wandered into a tent where Jonathan Pie was appearing and before long was part of a group running round the field, singing the Flintstones theme while pretending to be ostriches. Then in 2016 I was feeling pissed off and aimless. The mud was getting me down, I was on my own, Gregory Porter on the Pyramid stage was leaving me cold, so I wandered off and found Lekkido Lord of the Lobsters appearing on the Summerhouse stage. I was soon dancing in the rain with about 7 other people "pinchie, pinchie, kiss, kiss". Immediately after this I had a beer in the nearby bar which played Message to you Rudy by the Specials, and a guy next to me stood on the table and played along on his trombone - he was from New York Brass Band. As far as the experience away from such small, personal ones, it has to be Billy Bragg on the Friday of Brexit in 2016 - absolutely electric!
  5. Didn't manage to get to the gym this week - I was out some nights and the others I was knackered from work which has continued to be stressful, unsurprisingly! But on the other hand, I have managed to lose just over 2 lb! Happy with that.
  6. I don't think there's much reason (yet) to avoid the gym. Most experts seem to think transmission is mainly via contaminated surfaces so you could wipe any equipment down before using it and wash your hand straight after your workout, and avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose. Should be ok. As long as no-one sneezes on you which is pretty unlikely.
  7. I don't think NE is nearly as much of a free for all as the See Tickets ones. I've only got it once but they called people for the coach that was leaving and you had to show your ticket. I think they only allowed others on (those who had tickets for a different timed bus) if they had space after that.
  8. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    No it's Wednesday as the festival is only open to campervans (I think) and workers on the Tuesday. Don't know if anyone has suggested it but that's a great idea!
  9. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    Exactly! Well put! Hope you get a place on Poo Crew - feel like we've been through everything here together and we'd make a great team!
  10. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    Poo Crew have said that "we may have more spaces available as several bonds are still not paid, we still have people on the reserve list, but that may change. If you have friends that want to be a part of the team get them to fill out this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfP-tBqKftnFjXARgGuUl8X9K7aBxBjTU-F9eNKhtFmz4u6UA/viewform
  11. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    There has been some discussion on Facebook suggesting more people than first supposed may not pay their balance due to this. I think some people were expecting some sort of really astonishingly fantastic, global superstars all day type of line-up. The talk almost made me think about giving up both my volunteer places and risking the resale!
  12. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    I've been stressing and thinking and trying to work it out. But my gut instinct (and a little logic) has prevailed and I think I'm going to go for Poo Crew over Shelter. So there is going to be a space at Shelter back in the mix.
  13. Missed Herbie Hancock! Gonna be on that playlist - can't wait!
  14. I agree - I want to lose about a stone. I got there before and then put about half a stone back on where I stayed for a while. And then between summer last year and now, another half a stone has gone back on. Partly snacking at work (sausage rolls, biscuits and cakes - I work now in an office where this is more normal), partly drinking too much and partly not exercising. 15 weeks until the big G so that only means 1 lb a week needed, but I'm going to aim for 2 and hope I get there. If I can do 2 lb, I'll be at target by Bearded Theory and then probably put some on that weekend and try to get back there by Glasto! Returned to work today - I work in the NHS, closely involved with Covid-19 so pretty brutal first day back but am resisting hitting the bottle so far - go me!
  15. My knee has been dodgy since October - I just woke up one day and it was sore and it's never really been right since so I haven't exercised. Rested it and have gone to the doctor's who's referring me to the Orthopaedic hospital. It's just stood up to 10 day's skiing fine but going for a longish walk in the mountains in snow seems to have made it flare up. Upshot is - I'm overweight, unfit with a dodgy knee but am going to start a fitness regime on my return from hols. Canadian meals are not the most healthy!
  16. Isley Brothers? Bloody Isley Brothers! Please let that be so. And please let me not be working - in fact that might even pitch me towards Poo Crew and requesting that day off!
  17. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    I still haven't decided! I'm on holiday at the moment so will sit down and weigh it all up next week. I think a spreadsheet and some sort of marking system may be involved! My head says Shelter but for some reason I'm favouring poo crew - I think it's because their communication seems so much friendlier!
  18. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    Got the invoice to pay for Poo Crew today. It's payable by 16th so I would expect a few dropouts now and places to become available for those on the reserve list.
  19. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    Ah that's better!
  20. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    Thanks. I remember reading your post up thread and do try to follow the "try everything once" mantra. I think I can cope with the shit but am wondering if I am being naive! I don't know that I will be offered work with WA but have been offered poo crew work which I imagine won't be very different. I really need to look into the pros and cons of that vs shelter when I get back from holiday next week.
  21. Peter Gabriel at, I think, the Hammersmith Odeon in the mid 70s. I was about 13/14 and went with my friend from school. I can't remember anything about it except wondering what the funny smell was (I was very naive!). I do vaguely remember him coming down the aisle by us which was pretty exciting! Also saw Darts a few years later like a previous poster and they were great fun.
  22. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    Thanks. How did you like the work and the experience as a whole?
  23. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    Any idea when WaterAid will notify people? And will they only get in touch with successful applicants or unsuccessful as well?
  24. Barsteward Sons of Val Doonican have said they're not booked this year 😔
  25. Beerqueen

    Volunteering 2020

    I don't want to get your hopes up but I get the impression that places weren't snapped up and that the reserve list might not be that long. I may be wrong though. I still haven't decided whether to take up my offer. On hols at the mo so will look into it when I'm back.
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