Advice from 'festival' experts please!

Black Eyed

Isn't he gorgeous !!
I had always said I wouldnt go to a festival, but my withdrawal for seeing Moz has gone mad and I just bought a one day ticket off E-Bay for £35. I figured if he dosn't show its not a lot of money to lose.

However, I have never been to a festival!! What is the protocol? What do you wear? What time do you get there? What do you do when you get there? What time will Moz come on? Am I safe being on my own?

Come on you festival experts, give me some help?

Thanks

Sue
 

ClintBoon

Junior Member
Black Eyed said:
I had always said I wouldnt go to a festival, but my withdrawal for seeing Moz has gone mad and I just bought a one day ticket off E-Bay for £35. I figured if he dosn't show its not a lot of money to lose.

However, I have never been to a festival!! What is the protocol? What do you wear? What time do you get there? What do you do when you get there? What time will Moz come on? Am I safe being on my own?

Come on you festival experts, give me some help?

Thanks

Sue
Get me a ticket and i'll come with you??? Go on!!
 

Sphinx

I am less than nothing
Black Eyed which one are you going to?

If there is any protocol I dont know what.

As for clothing - footwear needs to be practical, docs/trainers or waterproof, there's plenty of walking and standing. Clothing is best worked in layers, no matter how hot the day the evenings can be cool, and a waterproof is often essential (windproof is good). If its hot take suncream/hat/glasses too.

As for the line up - check who's on and try and see a cross section, chat to people around you who will soon review and advise.

Have a great time!
 

Black Eyed

Isn't he gorgeous !!
Sphinx said:
Black Eyed which one are you going to?

Have a great time![/QUOTE



Thanks for that advice Sphinx! I am going to V festival at Staffordshire. Yayyy!
 

Dupree

Tharr she blows!
The one thing I've always wondered about festivals - not that I'm going - is what's the toilet situation? How manky are the toilets? What if you're right at the front and you need to go? How long are the queues?
 

wolve

the sad punk
Queues are very long for toilets.
When I'm at a festival and there are a few groups I really want to see, I make sure I don't drink a lot so I'm 'safe' for a while. Cause when you finally got a good spot, and then in those shifty cabins! I'm not very fond of festivals, but hey, it's something Summer brings along ;)
 

Kewpie

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Coming weekend's weather requires you to have waterproof absolutely essential. So far this year's festivals in UK hadn't been affected by rain at all, but we're going to have rain almost everyday this week.

Unfortunately I'm not going, but hope you'll have a great time!:)
 

Sphinx

I am less than nothing
Black Eyed said:
Thanks for that advice Sphinx! I am going to V festival at Staffordshire. Yayyy!

Black Eyed - take note of the posts above, wise info about toilets! Also I forgot, a bin liner is useful to sit on and wet wipes can be used for everything!

See you at Weston Park then!
 

Mad Vespa

Senior Member
DON'T - no matter how tempted you are - buy the female 'P-Mate'. Unless you want to smell like an 90 year old all day. :(
 
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mozzeretta

mozzeretta
Black Eyed said:
I had always said I wouldnt go to a festival, but my withdrawal for seeing Moz has gone mad and I just bought a one day ticket off E-Bay for £35. I figured if he dosn't show its not a lot of money to lose.

However, I have never been to a festival!! What is the protocol? What do you wear? What time do you get there? What do you do when you get there? What time will Moz come on? Am I safe being on my own?

Come on you festival experts, give me some help?

Thanks

Sue
What ever you do take plenty of toilet paper and have a toliet survival strategy i always find sticking tissues doused in perfume up your nose and smoking a fag works so the vile chemical bog smell doesnt over power you !!!
 

Busy Clippers

New Member
Have a great time! I agree about the wipes - and the bin liner. Keep anything you don't want to get soaked in a plastic bag. Just dress for the weather, bring more cash than you think you'll need, and if you have a mobile it's a good way to keep track of the email addresses of your new friends. Also, at the end of the show, coach drivers frequently agree to take an extra person or two away with them if you cross their palm with a tenner. As for being alone, I've done it. Just keep your eyes open and you'll be fine. Tell us all about it when you get back!!!:)
 
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Nicole

Junior Member
Great advice! Take a few plasters with you as well - you never know and even if it's not hot, keep sipping water - you don't want to be carried out - well not before Morrissey starts anyways :p
 

Black Eyed

Isn't he gorgeous !!
Thank you Sphinx / Kewpie / Mad Vespa / MOzzeretta / Busy Clippers / Nicole !! All your advice has been taken on board and I'm stocking up now!!

Starting to get excited, so, come wet bottoms, hail / rain or poo filled bogs, the thing that overrides it all is the fact that I will be seeing Moz. Even if he is miles away I dont care. Thanks again
 
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