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Hi everyone, Long time lurker first time poster here. This is a bit of an emotional story but here goes. I've been going to Glastonbury a few times over the last few years with my wife and her mother and father, who are in their 60s but are mad for music, and though they only went to their first Glasto in 2015, they enjoy and make the most of every moment. I'm talking watching headliners and then dancing the night away until 3 AM, waking up at the crack of dawn and doing it all over again. Absolute legends and put my wife and me (20s) to shame. Unfortunately, just after Christmas my father-in-law started feeling ill, and about a month ago was diagnosed with an aggressive stage 4 inoperable cancer. It's an absolutely heartbreaking thing to happen especially for someone who only 3 months ago was feeling great, going to the gym every day, having a drink at the weekend and loving life. In fact, we were only just at Glasto last year having a great time despite the abuse we all received from the sun! We all have secured tickets again this year and are determined to all go together this summer for the 50th anniversary, and are relatively sure this will be his last. We are trying to make this as special as possible for him, and I wondered if anyone had any tips or has experienced something similar or knows someone is a similar boat. Bonus points if you are/know a producer and could fix a meet-up with an artist, but I know that's a long shot. FWIW, we have already contacted Glasto Access team and have applied for accessibility and viewing platform passes for him and his wife. TL;DR father in law's last Glastonbury, trying to make it a good one. any tips/info/etc appreciated, we've also already contacted glasto access team. Thanks for reading and hopefully see some of you there!
I have a coach ticket running from Leicester, however I have broken my foot, i'm on crutches and have a surgical boot fitted. Because you don't get your ticket until you get on the coach I am stuck with having to travel by coach which is an issue as I will not be able to carry my luggage, so will need to bring a trailer or something to help me, as well as a chair. Being on a coach you are limited to the amount of luggage you can carry, so I really need to travel by car instead with my friend who also has a coach ticket. I have contacted the access people but they stopped replying to me basically saying there's nothing they can do to help and that I have to travel by coach. Has anyone got any advice, it will be greatly appreciated?!
Hi there, I realise this is probably a long-shot, but I am taking my Dad to Glastonbury because it has been a dream of his for many years and we finally got tickets for 2019. Unfortunately he has been diagnosed with bone cancer and his mobility is greatly affected. He still wants to go to the festival and I really want him to have an enjoyable and as comfortable time as possible. Does anyone know who I could speak to re: provision of a more comfortable area for him to sit/stand when watching the acts? The only act he is desperate to see is the Killers so if I could get him a comfortable seat to sit on or something without others bumping into him would be brilliant. Any advice appreciated please ?