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dioes anyone know what time the campsite for reading festival opens?
unless you're a chump who paid mean fiddler for the "privelege" of going down on wednesday.
We get there at about 12ish on Thursday and it's already rammed
it forces you to camp outside of the flood plain
You have to pay for that now?
"early entry passes" for Â£10 now.
It's a good thing I would rather drink piss than pay Â£150 to sit in a sodden field watching bands of the calibre of Franz Ferdinand, otherwise I'd be outraged by this.
the whole 'drinking piss' thing is actually incorporated into the festival now. Something to do with 'Carling'...
would you pay an extra Â£10 for ANOTHER night of "sleeping" on the ground?!
1. I get there and avoid 60,000 other slow-walking bastards with bags/tent/etc holding me up on my progress to a pitch.
2. I get to pitch right at the back of the site, away from the gas-burning fires of the fools.
3. The traffic is much, much less irritating. Even with public transport, the trains are much, much less full.
4. I don't have to get up at stupid o'clock on the Thursday and can enjoy a nice lazy day in one of Reading's pubs watching the new people stream in
5. I get to go with my mate who is ace at pitching tents, and anyone who saw my effort at Truck will appreciate why this is so important to me.
could do 1 + 2 by going in the back gate, surely?
But I was desperate for reasons, so they'll have to go in the list :)
Reading is my only proper holiday, so extending it by a day is a result for me.
why would you want to camp right at the back?
We always camp in the yellow field right near to the arena, it saves on shoe leather.
It's the old man field, and I'm too old to cope with all that wandering around shouting late at night nonsense.
last year we camped next to a big cardboard castle with a doorbell, yes that's right, a DOORBELL!
but i just wanted to tell that story. I've done it now anyway, and there's nothing you can do about it.
annoyed at some wacky castle. And a doorbell.
I don't like any of that 'fun' nonsense when I'm at Reading. No Sir.
The back fields are where it's at. The hyperactive 16 year olds that are away from home from the first time tend to believe that the closer you camp to the arena, the cooler you are
Hence, back fields = less annoying shits
In the back fields we sit around reading The Guardian, have the cricket on the radio and discuss various topical social issues whilst drinking green tea
We did read The Guardian, whilst making beans and sausages on a little stove and listening to Radio 2.
Last year ruled.
All of the above happened, except for the green tea
Don't you recall the cricket last year?
But I don't remember listening to any. We were strictly about the Radio 2 anthems.
pffft. it's all about bringing an MP3 CD player, my friend. hours and hours of music on one CD, oh yes.
with the smallest, tinniest set of speakers ever created by man, of course.
the worst things katie brought to the campsite.
I know where I'm camping if/when I go next.
I was stuck checking scores from the Ashes on my phone :(
is it will give you another day to drink questionable coloured drinks, right?
i don't mind struggling through the crowds on thursday but thats because a) i get ill at reading usually anyway, and an extra night would just be tempted fate and b) it grieves me to give any of my money to mean fiddler at all, so the less the better.
More time to drink Blue is obviously a good thing :)
I though I guarded it quite well. The picture Helen's just posted on my myspace would suggest I did my darndest.
it tasted musky.