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So my first Glastonbury was 40 years ago ( 1984) when some friends decided to visit their brother there who had gone for the weekend. So we bundled into the car from Marlborough, parked on the grass verge up top and walked down to meet her brother who passed their wrist bands over the hedge. We spent a sunny afternoon by the main stage before heading back home, stopping off in the pub for a meal on the way. 
My next visit was for the whole weekend in 1986, and this year will be my 20th since 1995 ( missed 2004, 2008 and 2023). I’m still stupidly excited about the whole thing. Working it for first time this year. See you in the fields this time next week! 

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happy anniversary!

 

this year is my 30th anniversary - first was 1994

 

been to every one since (except 2013... i mean who the f**k plans a wedding over Glastonbury weekend...)

 

have a great festival 😀

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57 minutes ago, sedra said:

So my first Glastonbury was 40 years ago ( 1984) when some friends decided to visit their brother there who had gone for the weekend. So we bundled into the car from Marlborough, parked on the grass verge up top and walked down to meet her brother who passed their wrist bands over the hedge. We spent a sunny afternoon by the main stage before heading back home, stopping off in the pub for a meal on the way. 
My next visit was for the whole weekend in 1986, and this year will be my 20th since 1995 ( missed 2004, 2008 and 2023). I’m still stupidly excited about the whole thing. Working it for first time this year. See you in the fields this time next week! 

Oooh. 1986 - First time that The Cure headlined. For years, that was one of my favourite bootleg cassettes and one of the main reasons I started going to the festival...

 

I still get just as excited and when you've been attending for this long, working it is no bad thing. Hope you have the best time!

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This will be my 3rd time. Only wish I could have gone to as many as some people on here, but am grateful of being able to go to just 1. 

 

Makes it harder to go when you work in a school. 

 

Anyone going for their first time I would advise to have a plan or two but don't be worried about keeping to it. Go and explore and experience it.

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5 hours ago, sedra said:

So my first Glastonbury was 40 years ago

 

You are sharing the same type anniversary as a couple of my mates who are going this year. For the first time ever they were guaranteed tickets this year, even before the sale took place. It was after the Glasto that you al shared that year that one of those mates came back and pestered me to go to the festival. I'd never been to a festival before, and had no inclination to go to one. At some point I relented and attended the festival - it was possibly the next year - don't know, and my mates can't recall much either! 

 

Anyway, to cut a long story short, the festival you went to 40 years ago was a belter. I say that because it, in the end, resulted in myself attending - many times. 

 

Have a fab festival sedra. 

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2 hours ago, ourkid1984 said:

This will be my 3rd time. Only wish I could have gone to as many as some people on here, but am grateful of being able to go to just 1. 

 

Makes it harder to go when you work in a school. 

 

Anyone going for their first time I would advise to have a plan or two but don't be worried about keeping to it. Go and explore and experience it.

 

I hear you. I work in a school. I had to pull some major strings.

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2 hours ago, The Nal said:

20th year of Glasto this year. 2004.

 

That flew by, f**k!

Same. Scary isn’t it? They say time speeds up as you get older, not slows down. This is truth. In another 20 years I’ll be properly old. Terrifying.

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Just now, phillyfaddle said:

Same. Scary isn’t it? They say time speeds up as you get older, not slows down. This is truth. In another 20 years I’ll be properly old. Terrifying.

 

In another 4 or 5 Coldplay gigs we'll be properly old

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18 minutes ago, A Particular Grey Chihuahu said:

 

I hear you. I work in a school. I had to pull some major strings.

Same here! Lucky I manage a year 11 group who all finish before the festival. Still had to take 5 days unpaid leave though. 

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33 minutes ago, glimmers_of_hope said:

40 Years is seriously impressive, what a milestone.

 

21 years for me! first Glasto was in 2003 and I've only missed one since then. 

 

I hope I can go for another 40 years, but each one is a blessing.

 

Yep, I'm on my '21st birthday' this year too - missed 2004 but not missed one since. Which is quite weird because 2003 seems like about 5 years ago... #old

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This also would have been my 30th anniversary, and 21st Glastonbury.  

We've decided to give it a rest for the time being, but it doesn't stop me getting excited!

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8 hours ago, sedra said:

So my first Glastonbury was 40 years ago ( 1984) when some friends decided to visit their brother there who had gone for the weekend. So we bundled into the car from Marlborough, parked on the grass verge up top and walked down to meet her brother who passed their wrist bands over the hedge. We spent a sunny afternoon by the main stage before heading back home, stopping off in the pub for a meal on the way. 
My next visit was for the whole weekend in 1986, and this year will be my 20th since 1995 ( missed 2004, 2008 and 2023). I’m still stupidly excited about the whole thing. Working it for first time this year. See you in the fields this time next week! 

 

Congratulations, that is seriously impressive.  Think I've only spotted you and Henry in this thread who started before me. 

 

This is my 39th year and 31st in a row - that's included working, villagers tickets, freebies, before buying in shops and then going through the joys online or on the phone. 

 

With time taking its toll and the challenge of T day you always think it will be the last, but my sis (who also went then and dozens of times since) insists that as she's got a milestone birthday next year that come hell or highwater she'll get to the farm 😊

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14 minutes ago, clarkete said:

 

Congratulations, that is seriously impressive.  Think I've only spotted you and Henry in this thread who started before me. 

 

This is my 39th year and 31st in a row - that's included working, villagers tickets, freebies, before buying in shops and then going through the joys online or on the phone. 

 

With time taking its toll and the challenge of T day you always think it will be the last, but my sis (who also went then and dozens of times since) insists that as she's got a milestone birthday next year that come hell or highwater she'll get to the farm 😊

You have done more Glastonbury’s than me though 😀 I had a big gap between 1986 and 1995! 

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