It's fast approaching... the time of the year where you are either overjoyed at the fact you have the golden ticket to the biggest festival in the world, or you want to curl up in a ball and die [not literally, obvs] because you are about to suffer from the worst case of FOMO known to man...aka you didn't get a ticket. Glastonbury is the mother of all festivals, and everyone who goes raves about it. But here are the top ten things they 'forgot' to tell you...
You will park a million miles way from the campsite. So either go to the gym and do 'arm day' every day for a year before you go so that you can carry all your stuff. Or be prepared to make a few journeys.
It will rain. And it will get muddy. And you probably will slip over in said mud. But hey, that's all part of the fun, right!
If you want to see all of the bands in your glasto planner, you have to PLAN YOUR DAY. Leave at least an hour to make your way through all the crowds to the next festival venue.
Bringing us swiftly on to the next point... you will walk for miles. Seriously, you will probably walk a marathon a day. On the plus, it's great for your fitness [as is all those cans of cider!].
There are paps. And they will pap you when you aren't looking [or aren't in the best state]. And these will go on the Daily Mail. And you will be embarrassed. [Yes, we are talking from experience!].
The Shangri-La queue... all we can say is get there early! Once the main acts finish, leg it! Don't lose the buzz waiting in line, we aren't at Thorpe Park.
It is impossible to find people and you'll be lucky to get phone signal. So, helpful tip - carry something large and colourful [one year we took a giant inflatable blue dolphin for instance] and nominate people in your group to carry it above the crowds. 'Meet me at the blue dolphin'. Easy!
Now... having said all that.... Glasto is the best thing known to man so don't let the above throw you... all that won't even matter when you are dancing your butts off, in a muddy field, listening to epic bands and DJs, with new friends and old friends. Yeh, screw the above. GET US THERE NOW!