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Not been to many as u can literally take ur alcohol anywhere in the festival, only time i remember it being crazy was when I went to bar mid Jay z concert, it was a bit jammed,  they do have dotted arounds like food fans that sell mini bottles of wine like u get on the plane and others stuff which always seems fast

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Theres a fair number of bars dotted around but I normally drink what I brought with me.

 

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They're nothing to worry about too much, so you don't have to plan your day around it.

As you can bring your booze anyway in the fest, they're not rammo like you'd get at other festivals. but of course a queue can crop up from time to time.

I usually allow myself three bar-bought pints a day during the day, so I'm having a nice cool Thatchers in the sun. Then as many tinnies as I like otherwise. Never had more than a five minute wait from memory, including from the bar at the Pyramid stage (this was only during the day mind).

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All fine, not as busy as you would think, unless it's as scorching as last year and then people were queued out the tents. That's the only year I've ever seen it bad though and it was bloody exceptional

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Not really any big queues- there is no queuing system like at some festivals as most people bring in their own booze as there is no restrictions like at most other festivals. This year getting a cold pint meant probably a bit more of a wait near the main stages but otherwise not really a problem. Other festivals have a separate arena / camping area but Glastonbury has no separate areas or restrictions at the gates even if you are coming on site from the campervan fields. 

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i am pretty rubbish at carrying my own beer around (staying in the CV fields means a trip back to the accomodation isnt a practical choice) and so have always tended to use the bars during the day/early evening.. The queues are often dependent on who has just finished on the nearest stage, if its too busy just walk on to the next..

After dark seems to be the greater challenge, especially as you want to position yourself in a decent spot for your chosen headliner.. Regretably i have most often turned to the, easy to carry, flavoured vodka at this point and end up an embarassment to my daughters (grown up.. before i get accused of shoddy parenting) and wife.

I keep thinking that i should put say 4 beers in a lock-up in the morning and collect before darkness falls as a solution, but in 10 years i havent been organised enough... and i probably would end up with a dozen beers sitting in various sites because of tactical naiveity when it comes to working out 'where you will end up vs where you previously came from..'.

Use the bars. Cold beer is your friend.

The need to pee is a whole different (albeit interrelated) topic.

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Lots of queues at the JP tent's bar this year when the bigger acts were on... (in between friendly fires and the streets was the most memorable) but in general, I dont even think about bar queues as they're a non issue.

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On 10/20/2019 at 11:18 AM, BlueDaze said:

I keep thinking that i should put say 4 beers in a lock-up in the morning and collect before darkness falls as a solution, but in 10 years i havent been organised enough... and i probably would end up with a dozen beers sitting in various sites because of tactical naiveity when it comes to working out 'where you will end up vs where you previously came from..'.

Use the bars. Cold beer is your friend.

I finally did that this year for the first time...couldn’t handle the logistics of using multiple locations  so just used the one by the Park (I was in CV West). It was a revelation! Put some cans and some spirits & mixers in, as well as warm clothes for the evening. Can definitely see why people recommend the lock-ups. But you’ve got to keep your wits about you when checking stuff in and out as losing the ticket would be a right pain.

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Don’t think I’ve ever queued more than a few minutes for a drink at Glastonbury.

The Brothers bar always looks heaving but when you get closer you realise that it’s mostly just people hanging around in front and the actual queue to get served is pretty small.

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23 hours ago, LongTimeLurker said:

I finally did that this year for the first time...couldn’t handle the logistics of using multiple locations  so just used the one by the Park (I was in CV West). It was a revelation! Put some cans and some spirits & mixers in, as well as warm clothes for the evening. Can definitely see why people recommend the lock-ups. But you’ve got to keep your wits about you when checking stuff in and out as losing the ticket would be a right pain.

yes.. of course, the sweatshirt.! sound advice as the beer overcoat always wears off.

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On 10/21/2019 at 9:31 PM, LongTimeLurker said:

I finally did that this year for the first time...couldn’t handle the logistics of using multiple locations  so just used the one by the Park (I was in CV West). It was a revelation! Put some cans and some spirits & mixers in, as well as warm clothes for the evening. Can definitely see why people recommend the lock-ups. But you’ve got to keep your wits about you when checking stuff in and out as losing the ticket would be a right pain.

Dont forget to take a photo of it ... can help lots :) 

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On 10/20/2019 at 11:18 AM, BlueDaze said:

i am pretty rubbish at carrying my own beer around (staying in the CV fields means a trip back to the accomodation isnt a practical choice) and so have always tended to use the bars during the day/early evening.. The queues are often dependent on who has just finished on the nearest stage, if its too busy just walk on to the next..

After dark seems to be the greater challenge, especially as you want to position yourself in a decent spot for your chosen headliner.. Regretably i have most often turned to the, easy to carry, flavoured vodka at this point and end up an embarassment to my daughters (grown up.. before i get accused of shoddy parenting) and wife.

I keep thinking that i should put say 4 beers in a lock-up in the morning and collect before darkness falls as a solution, but in 10 years i havent been organised enough... and i probably would end up with a dozen beers sitting in various sites because of tactical naiveity when it comes to working out 'where you will end up vs where you previously came from..'.

Use the bars. Cold beer is your friend.

The need to pee is a whole different (albeit interrelated) topic.

all true

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For headliners I usually take a 50/50 mix of rum & coke in a 2ltr bottle. It can mean you can get very drunk but it usually lasts me all set if I walk in with a pint or two at the start. I will need to go for a pee at some point but at least I can still hear the music & not be frustrated waiting at a bar to get back.

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