I wish I could do lots of European fests but alas, time off of work and money won't permit that. (Once again, unless I find a sugar daddy that would like to support me in my travels and festival agendas.)
Jade, I'm not planning on doing London either since I've been there bfore. How cool is it that all of us have our own separate before and after Glasto itineraries.
you guys, reading that dudes FAQs that Mike posted - I think I have our campground picked out. Also - the Google Earth for Glasto is insanity. Awesome Awesome Insanity. I want to be by the Cider Bus. Im gonna have this thing memorized by Christmas.
***edit***: The following only confirms my suspicions that we STILL get shize foreign ciders here in the US; Magners was a great addition to the general pub scene, but as suggested here .....still shize. dammit i need to start brewing my own cider. "Being in Somerset you have to try the Cider (£3:50 a pint) from the Burrowhill Cider Bus, which is situated just off the main market area near to the southern entrance to the Pyramid Field. We're not talking your pasteurised, fizzy Strongbow or Magners brands here. This is the proper stuff! They serve a choice of Dry or Medium varieties, plus the Hot and Spicy (mulled) cider (£4:00 a pint) is a must on a cold or damp evening."
Post by rideincircles on Apr 3, 2012 18:30:58 GMT -5
I need to update my picture soon, I think it will expire shortly. The Glasto Earth Faq is awesome, need to reread it again soon.
One of the things I didn't get to try was the hot spiced cider at the cider bus. Pretty much 90% of the cider I drank at Glasto was from the Brothers Cider Bar which had the cheapest prices and great flavors. 3.5 pounds each and 5.5-7%
As far as camping goes, me and Z basically walked inside and setup camp right from the bus entrance. You can look over the map all you want, but it doesn't show all the routes around Glastonbury and it takes about 3 days before you really know where you are heading. I know for certain there was tons of things I missed seeing even though I walked all over the place and we didn't have mud to deal with. Also, the best and prime camping spots will go to the people who arrive in cars. Another plan would be to get to Glastonbury are nearby the Tuesday before and spend the night so you can get in early on Wednesday.
All the excitement built up in going to Glastonbury still doesn't match how awesome of a place it is. Rest assured my plan is to go back next year. I think I will try to go there and then visit my mom in Finland after for a few weeks. Gonna save up vacation and probably skipping Bonnaroo this year also (don't want to, but this is one of many reasons).
Don't forget, all my pictures from Glastonbury are in my links below. they give you an idea of what all is around. Probably my favorite place was chilling at the stone circle late at night. Met lots of interesting folks around there.