My son has been to way too many festivals this summer. He’s currently in Croatia hopefully having survived a four day party at Outlook. I haven’t heard from him – I hope he’s OK.
The last festival he went to he told me that people had stolen their chairs and the only reason that they had managed to keep their £15.00 gazebo in tact was because the security guards sat under it most of the time because it was pissing with rain and they were the only ones to have thought to bring one. In the middle of the night as a team of three tried to steal it, the security guards saw them off.
So he briefly returned for a shit, shower and shave and one blissful night’s sleep in his own bed (with no alcohol) before packing up yet another bag full of clothes he hopes he still has when he gets back. At one festival recently, someone had to come from work and therefore had a laptop to worry about. He carefully put it in a friends’ tent with all their valuables locked in with a padlock. Only to come back to find the tent had been slashed and all their phones, money and laptop had gone.
Why do people bother? Muddy, smelly and all your stuff gets nicked? Look at the recent photos of the mess left behind after The Reading Festival http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/23862979. Horrible.
Still. I feel I have to try and go to Glastonbury just once. Could somebody please let me know when the tickets come out?