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On 6/26/2022 at 11:48 AM, Punksnotdead said:

Self entitled twats sitting on people's shoulders, ruining the view for the people behind. Kids are allowed & people getting up to take a quick photo is OK, but people getting up for 3 or 4 songs at a time can fucking do one!

They’re great target practice though. 

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The stage choices for some acts. Ridiculous to put TLC on West Holts when the likes of Mary J, Janet, Lauryn Hill have all received decent sized crowds on the Pyramid...and then you've got acts like Rufus Wainwright who looked like he only had a few hundred at one point. Disclaimer: I caught the end of his slot and really enjoyed!

Dont get me started on the Sugababes fiasco.

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6 hours ago, steviewevie said:

Does the place not need separate women's toilets? Must be fuckin grim to have to sit on those things every time.

I thought there was a big thing about female urinals throughout the festival? I noticed one on the last night. And that was at the stone circle. 

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5 hours ago, Aeleanor said:

I usually am not one to notice these things but it was everywhere. Was also, like many others, wondering if some of the bad attitudes were a result of an increase in drug use.

A group of lads on the opposite side of a pub bench, that my child was sat on, shoving spoons of coke up their single nostrils. Thankfully he was back turned to them so I don’t have to explain. 

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22 hours ago, Riggins said:

Sorry but this is massive nonsense. I got there as Just Mustard were doing their last song and managed to get barrier for George Ezra and second row for Sports Team. If you really want to see a band not hard to get there 30 mins before. Your own fault on this one buddy.

 

Yeah I got there about 15 minutes before Sports Team and was able to get right down the front, I don't know when it was impossible to get in because of George Ezra fans.

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5 hours ago, Dave_c said:

My tent neighbours in worthy view were taking mushrooms at midday on Saturday, so it's not just a coke thing

It’s not the same. Starting a trip at midday is or in a morning is not unusual if you want to trip during the day. Coke at 8am, or, frankly, any time of day, is grim. 

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5 hours ago, MEGATRONICMEATWAGON said:

Who are people like me? You don't know a single thing about me. Another poster ready to make wild assumptions and show that wonderful Glasto tolerance.

If you're so triggered about a word, a word you've clearly projected to have a negative connotation, a word that you've singled out and isolated from my overall point of blocking ppl during sets with their phones, I hope you can find some peace and get that chip off your shoulder.

To be so offended by three letters taken wildly out of context.

Good grief.

*SPEW*

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7 hours ago, Larraht said:

Also chatters. I don't mind a quick natter etc but again in the thick of a crowd and groups just talking the whole way through and not even watching...just move out!

I got pissed off during Glass Animals.  Although I was reasonably close in (level with the sound stage) there were so many groups around me just having a full on conversation without being remotely interested in the music going on. I found it difficult to get involved with the set.

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15 hours ago, Lushroom said:

Ah yes, the famous grosser female piss.

It's disgusting whoever does it, but if you're going to say one is worse than the other, blokes have the equipment to piss in a bottle.

Didn't see any women peeing on the land, just men.

I did see various women pee on the land, which I had never seen before. Up on the hill near the glastonbury sign, close to the fence. An insignificant number compared to men, obviously. 

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I'm baffled by the amount of moaning from people, truly blows me away. Am I the only one here that really is struggling to find a negative. Damn it was so nice to be home !!

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7 hours ago, Calvin Klein said:

Things that baffle me: People littering so much. 

My 13 and 10 year old picked every piece of their littler up (is it even litter of it's picked up)

There's just no excuse for it other than you're a dick or a scruff

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9 hours ago, Calvin Klein said:

I did see various women pee on the land, which I had never seen before. Up on the hill near the glastonbury sign, close to the fence. An insignificant number compared to men, obviously. 

I saw a woman going to the toilet on the floor in the middle of the markets in front of The Hive stage. It was fairly dark so I don't know if she was pissing or curling one out, but either way it was pretty grim. It wasn't even busy so she was in full view of everyone.

I'm positive that more blokes piss on the land than women, but I don't recall ever seeing a man flopping it out and pissing on the floor in front of everyone in the middle of the markets.

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We were sat by the helter skelter near The Park eating lunch. A woman came and sat about 6 feet away from us directly under the helter skelter and proceeded to piss whilst literally sitting on the floor with her legs in front of her.

She then went back over to her group of friends and was getting them to check whether it was all over her dress at the back. It must've been all over her legs and arse due to the way she did it!

I'm also not sure if she noticed the massive pier directly above her with loads of people stood looking over the edge.

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41 minutes ago, Cheesey said:

I saw a woman going to the toilet on the floor in the middle of the markets in front of The Hive stage. It was fairly dark so I don't know if she was pissing or curling one out, but either way it was pretty grim. It wasn't even busy so she was in full view of everyone.

I'm positive that more blokes piss on the land than women, but I don't recall ever seeing a man flopping it out and pissing on the floor in front of everyone in the middle of the markets.

Some girl near me at Caribou just hunkered down and did a wee in broad daylight in the middle of the crowd.

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9 hours ago, mrfunk said:

I'm baffled by the amount of moaning from people, truly blows me away. Am I the only one here that really is struggling to find a negative. Damn it was so nice to be home !!

Maybe you see it as moaning, but I think there is much value in identifying any elements of the festival that detracted from it, so we can make efforts to rectify them.

A quarter of a million people living harmoniously in challenging conditions is not an easy thing to achieve and the fact that every year the festival occurs without major incident and with the massive majority of people having a perfect experience is testament to the organisers and the punters.

So yes, let's look at the problems with littering, toilet shortages (no urinals in the camping areas is madness), flags, excessive drug use, people flow, communications (card payments failing due to reception), land pissers and so on.

The progress made with drainage shows what can be done with some planning and effort, so why not these other issues.

It's not enough for me to have a good time there - I want everyone to have a good time there. And I want the festival to keep going, to keep moving forward and taking us all with it.

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14 hours ago, willgooneday said:

Whilst it would take a hammer through much of what makes Glastonbury what it is, maybe run two festivals on the site each year - one with the main stages and one with all the nightlife stuff but running 24/7. That way the cokeheads and druggies can go one weekend and the music lovers another weekend. 

Eurgh. Bit reductionist to assume that people who like the nightlife stuff or do coke aren't music lovers. The beauty of glastonbury is that you can watch overmono at iicon and then 8 hours later be watching kikagaku moyo do their final UK gig at west Holtz. Also there is pretty much some form of dance music running throughout the day at silver hayes or sangri la, so if that's all 'the druggies' are interested in, then surely they would be there rather than at the sets you deem suitable for proper music lovers?

Lots of my group do a lot of coke over the festival but never in sight of children, and don't talk through the set. The problem is that people get over excited at a festival and just don't realise their surroundings, I'm sure if you told most of them "look mate, nobody minds drugs but just don't do it front of kids" 95% of them would listen. Security and/or the rest of the crowd aren't doing this, so it becomes normalised. 

And, not you, but don't get me started on people being snobby about sugababes. For 'music lovers' in their late twenties/thirties, they were one of the most prolific girl bands of our childhood - who wouldn't want to be at their comeback gig!

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10 hours ago, Calvin Klein said:

I did see various women pee on the land, which I had never seen before. Up on the hill near the glastonbury sign, close to the fence. An insignificant number compared to men, obviously. 

I saw several women squat down in the run up to, and during, Paul McCartney. Funny thing is they then refuse to stand in it and cause more issues by pushing to a new position (we were not far behind second barrier). I was really holding it in, and there are options like those gel pack things if you really don't want to leave the crowd.

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10 hours ago, Calvin Klein said:

Things that baffle me: People littering so much. 

And yet there was SIGNIFICANTLY less litter this year than in any previous year I’ve been. Thankfully people are getting the message (and having no plastic bottles has helped too). 

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There was a young girl pissing on the ground at Holly Humberstone... But what made it was was that I hadn't noticed, and she was right near me. Until my missus pointed it out, and I looked down, just as she was finishing, and I caught full view of 'everything' just as the girl looked straight at me... Yeh, thanks for pointing that out babe, now I look like a perv who likes to watch girls pee!!!

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