It’s that time of year again, where 120,000 people setup camp in a field in Pilton bringing with them the biggest array of tents I have ever seen, for a weekend if music, art, comedy and possibly mud!
Are we mad or not? I don’t really know.
I have attended the Glastonbury festival for as long as I can remember, through monsoons and baking heat and everyone has a unique and special feeling that keeps people coming back for more.
A few years ago when I was up to my ankles in Mud, stuck in a queue for something I can’t even remember, I vowed this would be the last one, but the next morning the sun came out and all was right with the world again as the proclaimers where paying in a tent I walked into.
I think that is the main thing about Glasto, it’s about the highs and lows, if it all gets a bit much down by the main stages, a 20 minute walk up to the stone circle, healing fields or Glastonbury sign takes you into a whole new world of calm, where the horrors of the toilets can be forgotten while sipping cider with a bird’s eye view of the festival site.
People always talk about the cost and the mud, but they are missing the whole point, it’s about getting 120,000 people into the one place in the world that amazing things can happen at any time.
So what do you think, are you Glastonbury virgin or a mud hardened regular? Are you going, watching it on TV or doing something else completely? Let me know below.
Ross, Viewsbank Team Member