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I know these things are pretty unreliable, but the signs are good!
what the hell, man!!!!!!??
I'll try to leave early. If by Friday, we have rivers of mud again, I'd be very, very content to be on a bus back to Manchester.
im stewarding. so i have to be there until monday. ANUS.
if it rains like that im going to seriously consider plonking myself in my tent/ john peel/ hare krsna for the entire time im not working.
you seem lovely
but please. do you have to talk like this all the time?
let the adoration begin.
im the most hopeless case of wanting to appease and please everyone ever.
youd never know both my parents argue for a living.
still anorack weather
I think it rained on Friday in 2004, but was fine afterwards.
I can handle anything, just so long as the soup isn't there. There'll be a lot less people there this year, so that's a bonus.
the latitude 2008 page has the 2007 line-up
these are the only things that will keep you dry. invest.
Last time. Cost me about £2 and it was horrible horrible horrible to wear.
is this http://tinyurl.com/5ox8wv
Invest in a good mac
What got me through the 4/5 days of continual rain was knowing that before I had left I had sealed a pair of trousers, socks a tshirt and top in a black bin bag with duct tape to open on Monday morning.
Having clean clothes, dry clothes locked away for the journey home is a good tip. I'm going to Latitude instead this year in the hope it wont rain in July.
best pos. to camp etc
are rubbish any more than a week in advance.
It uses the GFS model which doesn't have much skill for Europe beyond 5/6 days. Look out for the UK Met and ECMWF forecasts, they're better but still pretty rubbish about three weeks out.
Sounds like they're hedging their bets.
Could go either way, but I'm predicting a scorcher.
checked this recently?!
Maybe. Just maybe....
Its going to be blisteringly hot though, don't worry. I know these sorts of things. I knew the twin towers would come down WELL before 9/11.
That champions league final.
When I saw the forecast last week, it was like 3-0 down at half time.
Todays forecast is like Stevie G making it 3-1 and you're thinking......"surely not?"
and issued a heatwave warning the the last week of July.
It's the most unreliable thing ever.
Wait till a week before, then we'll know
as long as you have wellies, a coat and camp uphill
But really, it can be a LOT worse than last year. Aside from the last day, it didn't exactly rain constantly, did it?
In fact, I'm pretty sure 2005 (or was it 2004?) was tons worse than last year
was just about the best day last year, Friday was the worst it rain constantly from about 11 till 7 and very nearly flooded my tent!
I spent Sunday evening battling in the driving rain to push people's cars out of the mud. It was the worst for me!
I mean, not only was I fatigued, filthy and horrible, but I longed for my bed, the bands were universally dreadful and the rain came down at about 8pm in buckets!
remembered I spent most of Sunday in the Left Field Tent nice and dry with a hard floor!
If it can get worse than that, the festival truly is cursed!
Last year really wasn't that unbearable. Shitty, yes. But for people to be assuming that last year was as bad as it can be weather-wise are sadly mistaken
2007 as worse than 2005. 2005 had one spectacular storm, but that was overnight. There were long dry spells, and by Sunday afternoon quite a lot of the place had dried out. 2007 was just constant rain nearly all day every day, spoiling every band I wanted to see. Combined with the overcrowding, I actually rate 2007 as the worst I've been to - including 1998.
In 2005, it wasn't too bad after the friday if you camped uphill and had a pair of wellies, which admittedly wasn't the case for many people. It got better throughout the weekend. Last year it rained heavily every day and the mud just got worse.
One of them's tent was in THAT field and was on the internet. As was a photo of him swimming out.
Even they say 07 was worse, because didn't the storm happen overnight in 05?
and it was pretty much constant for 07. i'll be happy with just one day of sunshine! or raining and WARM. it was so cold last year...
check out the latitude one
Or it will rain relentlessly
Or somewhere in between.
Whatever, you can't do anything about it.
rain relentlessly and THEN the sun will shine relentlessly
voice of reason.
Like, don't have a cow man
Big fucking deal. It's light showers at worst. Get over it.
If there's an army / navy surplus store near you - buy one of these:
And if you find me - you can have free beer all weekend.
See you in the fields. x