Sunday, 6 June 2010

Festival time!

Glastonbury is 16 days away. 

Consider me extremely excited. Bands, booze, incredible food and 5 days in a field with friends, old and new. I'm a proper festival girl at heart and, if I could afford it, I'd go to one every weekend during summer. Alas festivals are an expensive business these days (my first Glastonbury cost less than £100, this year it's closer to £200). Plus they've become a lot more glamorous than they used to be, necessitating strenuous outfit planning in the weeks leading up to them.

I think I took only my oldest, most battered clothes the first time I ventured to Worthy Farm. These days I'm of the opinion that more is most definitely more when it comes to festivals. Particularly Glastonbury, where you can be rubbing shoulders with people in full ballgowns, burlesque outfits and everything else in between.

Sweatshirts with animals on, floral playsuits, sparkling jewels, bright red lipstick (which I've only started embracing in the last week or so... yet another thing I didn't think I could get away with), leopard print and sequins will be squeezed into my rucksack, alongside essentials such as packets of tissues (so much easier to carry around than toilet roll), sun cream (ever since sunburn-gate of 2003), wet wipes and bin bags. Oh, and of course the obligatory kagoul and wellington boots.

Which festivals are you going to this year, if any? Any fellow Glastonbury goers?


P said...

None for me, I don't *do* festivals! But hope you have a blast once it comes, :) x

em said...

i had a heated "discussion" with the boy about whether of not turquoise fake eyelashes were necessary for Glasto.
He says 'No, we're camping'.
I say he is VERY wrong!
Can. Not. Wait. xo

Helen said...

P - You should!!! But sparkling pink cava is hard to come by... so maybe not :p x

Em - Your boy is wrong. FACT. x

Brennig said...

I loathe Glastonbury.

For me this year: Truck, Commotion, Cornbury and maybe Croperdy.

Helen said...

Bren - Why?! Have you ever been?

Brennig said...

I think you have to experience something to have feelings about it. I've done nine Glastos in total. Eight in the good old days when it was still the Pilton Musical Festival and one far more recently. I detest everything that it has become.

Glasto's slavish worshipping at the altar of the mainstream music machine and the rampant commercialism have taken Pilton Festival away from the original aims and objectives and turned the festival goers into objects, not people.

Cornbury still retains the original flavour of what Pilton started out as. Glasto has lost the plot.

Helen said...

i've only ever been to one festival, the summer sundae. that is a very sedate and family friendly festival but i really enjoyed it! i would like to go to glasto one year just because i think it would be an amazing experience.

i have some amazing red wellies and it would give me an excuse to rock them.

nuttycow said...

I'm with P. I don't *do* festivals. However... have fun :)

Helen said...

Bren - I've met plenty of people who claim to 'hate' Glastonbury but have never ever been, hence my question! Each to their own. I've never felt like an object at Glastonbury.

Helen - Summer Sundae is on my list of festivals to go to! It's my friend G's favourite. You definitely should try Glastonbury one year. It's the ultimate! Plus red wellies need to be worn.

Nutty - I will! Thankyou x