Glastonbury 2011

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Tort, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Tort

    Tort Well-Known Member

    Tickets on sale 3rd October. £50 deposit and nothing more to pay until April.

    Details Here
  2. strung out

    strung out (",)

    hmmm... can't decide whether to get a ticket or apply to work again :hmm:
  3. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    I'm working, and watching the TV of it last night made me all nostalgic again far too early on in the process!
  4. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    It was February last time wasn't it? That's quite good if so, though probably restricts the number of re-sales.
  5. The_Reverend_M

    The_Reverend_M More bass, vicar?

    Had the best one EVER this year, so not sure whether to go back or leave it on a high ... decisions, decisions ...
  6. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    I may even go this time.
  7. pootle

    pootle little moran

    Am deffo going in 2011. Hopefully working with Oxfam this time though rather than SLS - would use them as a Plan B though, if push came to shove.
  8. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Yeah I'm contemplating that too ... :p :D
  9. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Think of all that 'Not so good as it was before' type chat you'd miss out on if you failed to go ... ;)

    Plus you'd miss anopther scorcher ;) :D
  10. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl Stealth visit from work

    I must remember to re-register or I won't be going whether I want to or not!
  11. Mooncat

    Mooncat Hug me - I'm vaccinated

    Just been to a planing meeting for this. Apparently the ********* field is gonna have a ******* but no ********** :D
  12. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Im getting pissed off with it, done 10 in a row, the clientele seem to be getting more wanky, my freinds seem to be getting more lazy (spend a vast majority of it sitting at a campsite), i practically had to camp in a fucking toilet this year...... i think it'll be quits from me.....

    however boomtown fair was epic, so ill do that instead :D
  13. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    I started to find that, so I started working there, and it became a whole different festival to me, far more fun than just sitting around being a punter all day. Couldn't do that at Glasto again.
  14. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Fuck's sake, they just won't stop meddling :mad:
  15. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    I think I may be going again next year after missing this year's, my girlfriend has never been and is getting on my case about it.

    So whats the rumour mill saying about line-up? I've heard U2 and Kylie, both seem plausible as they've been booked in the recent past but had to pull out.
  16. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I work at lots of others, but cant do it with glasto, as i can normally only go on saturday and sunday due to work :(
  17. Clint Iguana

    Clint Iguana not an undercover cop

    I know exactly how you feel - i did 20 in a row and towards the end it got quite boring. I have much more fun at the smaller events like boomtown and bearded theory (all the good bits of Glastonbury, without having to put up with the crowds and the nonsense on the pyramid)

    However, my youngest daughter has never been and i feel everyone should go at least once, so contemplating going back for the first time in six years - before i have to pay for the little un!
  18. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Completely agree with this, it made a huge difference for us old Glasto hands, working from 2008 onwards :) :cool:

    I wouldn't go so far as to say I could never be a punter again, but the short time spent there Weds to Mon would be a shock compared to the week long extravaganza we able to have now as crew ... :oops:

    2007, my last as a punter, was hellish for me, my least favourite Glasto out of 15. Mostly the worst-ever mud**, and persistant rain and cold, but there were actually quite a few other far from good aspects for me in 2007 too ... :hmm:

    **Debbie speaks of 1985, her first, being a worse mudbath than 2007, but I avoided that year ...
  19. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    This is a good idea, Glasto is ace for kids anyway, and you know the score and site well enough to avoid the main stages etc as much as you want to. All the Shangri La area stuff that's grown up since you last went will impress you guarenteed. Our mate Martin who first went to Glastonbury in 1978! (when it was an unofficial Travellers gathering :eek: :p ) this year had his mind blown away by sights like Arcadia nightime fireshows and the like. He's resisted the understandable veteran's temptation to get jaded ...
  20. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    :D :D :p
  21. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Nah, you wanna let her & her mates go when they turn 16....... it will be an eye opener ready for adulthood :D
  22. Mapped

    Mapped London town

    I had a good time working there this year so I think I'll sign up for that again. Hopefully my partner will join me too; she was massively jealous of the weather this year and didn't really like sitting at home watching it on TV. I'm going to pray for some better shifts though as the tiredness on sunday night/monday morning was really coming through.
  23. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Wild horses wouldn't keep me away. Obviously. :)

    I spent most of my time the late area this year, and OMG how much fun was that. Never ending new things to find. Even though I was working for Shangri-La I didn't even see all of that, never mind most of Block 9 or anything in the Unfair Ground.

    That whole area is now a festival in itself, and with the sad passing of Glade, easily my favourite small festival. A 'festival' where I can pop 'out' and see the odd big act if I can be arsed, or go for a chill up above the park or in tucked away places like Permaculture.

    And - I've said this before - it's also the festival industry's 'annual conference', like Edinburgh is for comedy. It's the one time of year when I can catch up with so many festival people. Whether it be fellow lowly workers/punters like meself, or those running stages and the like.

    Tell you what though... I think my tent days might be numbered... if I can get an onsite vehicle pass for next year, I might just invest in a campervan. :)
  24. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    A quote from Martin, if I remember rightly: "I went down that Shangri-La... Fucking Amazing".

    That made me smile, given how much he's seen of Glastonbury over a thirty year period.
  25. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    Were getting the girls registered and hoping for tickets.. now theyre far too old to bluff it out ;)
    Hope we can get them
  26. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl Stealth visit from work

    You're not the only one. Campervan, or more likely a caravan... maybe not for next year but it's been in the back of my mind for a while now so perhaps in the foreseeable future.

    Please harass me into re-doing my registration - so much has gone wrong recently I still havent had the time...
  27. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    As you know, ultimately this is our ambition too, when affordable ... if you beat us to it we'll be well jealous :hmm: :p

    That's a great analogy, very true ... :) :cool:
  28. bmd

    bmd you left me standing here

    Can't wait!
  29. Tort

    Tort Well-Known Member

    We're looking to upgrade before next summer so our beloved Hilda will be looking for a new home. :)
  30. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Glastonbury is totally shite in a van though - the campervan fields are like a quiet suburban street, with curtains twitching all over the shop if you come back after 3am, and of course you have to negotiate the Hill of Death to get there and the gruesome queues and security each time you go in and out.

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