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Festival Mud

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
Hello people.
I'm putting together the festivals special and have a few questions for you all:

1. What are the best ways to survive the mud at festivals?

2. Which festival is your favourite and why?

3. What are the best and worst things about festivals?

4. Any good or bad festival memories you'd like to share with us...

I'll offer virtual cake for the best replies
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Cheers
Susie <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    go to www.virtual-festival.com for all the info that you need. Everything is there...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. What are the best ways to survive the mud at festivals?

    Take clothes you don't mind getting dirty, by the end of the weekind everyone will look (and smell) the same.

    2. Which festival is your favourite and why?

    Well I've only been to one (V2001 in Staffordshire). Yes yes its commercialised, but someones got to pay for it! The atmosphere was great, everyone was up for a laugh. Plenty of weed to <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    3. What are the best and worst things about festivals?

    Hold your nose people, the toilets are not nice. BUT heres a tip to help you survive the portaloo experience. The toilets are usually arranged in mass ranks. Try and go for those at either end of the rows as these are usually the least used and hence don't smell half as bad.

    The best bits of the festival has to the atmosphere and the bands. Memories are made of these!

    4. Any good or bad festival memories you'd like to share with us...

    The last night at V2001 there was one massive huge conga that went round all the campsites and ended in ransacking the portaloos. Also Faithless were simple supreme.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. What are the best ways to survive the mud at festivals?

    Camp on a slope! (Ah the joys of Glasto 98 :rollseyes: )

    2. Which festival is your favourite and why?

    Glastonbury. I went to Leeds last year and found it much more intimidating, see below...

    3. What are the best and worst things about festivals?

    Best - great bands, great atmosphere, I love 'em <IMG SRC="cool.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Worst - when twats decide to burn down ALL the portaloos at Leeds. Rain and mud, when it's been doing it none-stop

    4. Any good or bad festival memories you'd like to share with us...

    See above.

    I'll offer virtual cake for the best replies
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    Cheers
    Susie <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">[/QB][/QUOTE]
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    . What are the best ways to survive the mud at festivals?

    Waterproofs and wellies...simple, yet effective! Also, baby wipes are excellent for wiping mud off anything, and if you get the antibacterial ones, they double up as a quick hand wash after the minging portaloos.

    2. Which festival is your favourite and why?

    Glastonbury. For the atmosphere. Seriously, it is so chilled out and cool that I did not drink any alcohol or take any form of drug while I was there. And that's coming from me <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    3. What are the best and worst things about festivals?

    Best: the music, being with your mates (it's like a holiday), escaping from boring shitty everyday life, free pot, talking to random people

    Worst: the portaloos and the price of food.

    *handy portaloo tip: take a padlock and claim one for your own! on the last day charge people to use it cos yours will be the only clean one left!

    4. Any good or bad festival memories you'd like to share with us...

    All pretty good really, I may be biased though cos I love them <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Seriously people if you're thinking about going do it. I love festivals more than my fluffy monster slippers!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. Mud is dirty. Its all about clothes, footware and keeping your tent clean. Waterproofs will keep you dry and clean on the inside. On the outside your gonna be filthy, but thats half the fun. Wear boots, not strappy numbers. About the tent, try to leave muddy shoes and outerwear outside the tent or put it in a plastic bag as soon as you come in. Once the mud spreads inside the tent its very uncomfortable

    2. Glasto Baby! Best three days of my life. Maybe it was the company, the music, the drugs, but the best three days of my life, no doubt.

    3. Losing people is the worst thing about the big festivals. I get clingy with my mates (especially when im loved up) and once you lose sight of your buddies in a crowd, its over, the mobile networks are always jammed, so texting is a nightmare. I'm taking CB radios this year.

    4. Even at glasto, there are assholes. The kind of person that spoils your 'everything and everyone is wonderful' vibe. I had a girl crying on my shoulder one morning because her whole tent and its contents had been stolen. She had been wandering around all night cold and confused. She just wanted to go home but her car keys and house keys (which wouldn't have been useful for the theives unless they knew which car hers was) were gone as well. I was so mad about it because i was just starting to think that i was amongst 100,000 friends.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Surviving the mud? hmmm i just go around as normal, by the end of the first day you'l be coated in mud and wont care for the rest of the weekend!

    My favourite festival is Leeds. The line up always rules. except for Eminem last year... what a joke! However this year i think will make up for it!

    The best things about festivals are that you go and have the best times of your life with people who have similar interests as you.
    The worst things in my opinion is that you have to sleep in a tent in a field, and i hate camping.Another bad thing is the fire works people set off, you see them go up you hear them bang, but you think to yourself, 'oh god, that burning hot stick is going to come down somewhere'. and you know deep down that your tent would not stop the stick from getting to you!

    Memories of Leeds 2 years ago are of the crowd destroying the portaloos after Slipknot played, last year the loos being set on fire and also the exploding gas canesters that go wooosh bang when put in a fire!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. What are the best ways to survive the mud at festivals?

    Forget about it. Take some wellies and wear them all weekend, even if it isn't muddy to begin with! That way, when the heavens open, you'll be the envy of everyone. Don't rely on the free poncho things they give away, take your own rain jacket with a hood and you'll be laughing.

    2. Which festival is your favourite and why?
    The Leeds Festival. I know it has the same line-up as Reading but there is a hill at Leeds on which you can sit and watch the mainstage. Great for chilling out in the evenings and closer to the food stands. Also, Carling Weekend has the best rock bands!

    3. What are the best and worst things about festivals?
    The best thing is the sense of community that can develop between you and the people in the tents around you. If you look out for other people it can be a really great experience.

    The worst thing is that every year some people go to piss about, burn things, and basically wreck the weekend for genuine music fans. You'll learn to steer clear of these people I think. It is ok to go a bit mad, but remember that going over the top can ruin it for other people.

    4. Any good or bad festival memories you'd like to share with us...

    Last year at Leeds some stupid people thought it would be a good idea to set fire to some chemical toilets, which resulted in huge blazes which could have potentially harmed a lot of people.
    However, things like this are in the minority.

    My best memory is from last year. I waited all weekend to see my favourite ska band 'Reel Big Fish' late on Sunday evening and the sheer adrenaline rush was immense. I had a smile that could light up the QE2 for weeks!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BumbleBee:
    <STRONG>Don't rely on the free poncho things they give away, take your own rain jacket with a hood and you'll be laughing.</STRONG>

    But who want's to take their £330 jacket so it can get nicked? I'd prefer to get a bit wet to having it nicked.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. What are the best ways to survive the mud at festivals?

    take an extra pair of shoes and definetely more than one pair of trousers as they get so covered in mud that you can barely walk with the heaviness of them... hmm take towels as well.
    wellies arent really a good idea if you're gonna be jumping around in the crowd! take extra jumpers as it is surprising just how cold it is at night.

    2. Which festival is your favourite and why?

    Reading definetely. It's got the best atmosphere, leeds wasnt as lively. Generally theres a younger age group going compared to glastonbury or even the Virgin festivals.

    3. What are the best and worst things about festivals?

    Best things...the music, the atmosphere, the amount of strange people you meet, free weed etc.
    Worst things...when its rainy and cold, and when people nick your beer out of your tents. and last year we had such a small tent that people trod on it. which is good.
    oh and not being able to wash properly. unless you go to reading which has a sports cente next door - but make sure you bring swimwear to shower in...once i had to do it in a bra and a friends boxer shorts..hmm nice.
    4. Any good or bad festival memories you'd like to share with us...

    erm i lost my shoe in the mosh pit and then couldnt find it afterwards so i went round with one trainer all weekend.

    and when my friend whos allergic to alcohol drank a bottle of gin, had to go to the emergency tent things and then couldnt remember where we'd camped in the morning and so stayed with some random people for the rest of it (this was erm before we all used mobile phones...)

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Alistair:
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    But who want's to take their £330 jacket so it can get nicked? I'd prefer to get a bit wet to having it nicked.</STRONG>

    Mine cost £15 from a camping shop and I wore it, which kinda helped stop people stealing it. I mean, people nick things, but they don't tend to actually nick them whilst you're wearing them do they? <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. What are the best ways to survive the mud at festivals? You are going to get dirty, so just live with it.

    2. Which festival is your favourite and why? Glastonbury 1999 had a great atmosphere and was really sunny... Leeds and Reading have also been amazing.

    3. What are the best and worst things about festivals? My mate got mugged at knife point which wasn't very good, the toilets are awful, and travelling is a pain in the arse. Then again, getting pissed-up with mates, meeting new people and seeing your favourite bands more than makes up for it.

    4. Any good or bad festival memories you'd like to share with us... I've told all the stories before, if anybody can find them. Basically, I drunk too much and went missing for a day / fell in a swamp / had a riot / met Muse depending on the festival.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. What are the best ways to survive the mud at festivals?
    Take a pair of Wellies, and just get muddy, you won't be able to sit down without getting muddy so you may as well get it over with!

    2. Which festival is your favourite and why?
    Glastonbury - you need to ask why! OK its so diverse, theres always an act you never thought you'd get to see and they're at the accoustic tent, the green field Rocks, the food is amazing, you can drink all day and dance all night.......

    3. What are the best and worst things about festivals?
    the worst is when you camp down wind from where they get rid of all the shit. The best is everything else and sitting round a fire with a load of new friends.

    4. Any good or bad festival memories you'd like to share with us...
    Bad - being in the dance field and realising I was walking through the shit that had accidentally been blown into the field by the shit trucks (They'd been trying to suck up the mud but put it on blow instead)
    Bad: Sunburn
    Bad: my sister getting stuck on the fence when breaking in and her boyfriend having to break out again to rescue her
    Good: Watching the orb as the sun went down
    Good: Seeing the band Television live - never thought I'd see the day
    Good: Pulp at Glastonbury
    Good: In my tent at 5am on the Thursday night and I hear a voice shouting my name over and over...it s my friend uth who turned up and just walked round and round the site calling my name, somehow she found me!
    Good: going with my dad
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