Is anyone else going to Glastonbury next year in their Motorhome?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Kirsten, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Kirsten

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    Or is it just us? Been going for 20 years - started in a tent; lugging it to the pitch was a herculean feat - but in Good Old Days we could get tickets easily and went with loads of friends. Now I am much older [no idea how that happened] 'we' is OH and I- daughter S-i-law 3 fab grandchildren [who have all gone every year they have been born- 2 before they arrived !] and we go in MoHo kids pitch next to us in tent. You can only get 6 tickets per application and it prevents people meeting up in groups as many people just don't get through [we are obviously witches as we have had tickets every year through trying/crying on line]
    This year it is Dearest Friend Carolines 60th - and as she has never been camping [!] and as Glasto is on her bucket list we have treated her to ticket ; and now have ordeal of getting her used to the No Hairdryer issue,

    But the stress of 1]getting the tickets [if you haven't tried you have No Idea!]
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    2] new stress of getting the camper van tickets [today - had too take day off work as they sell out fast] is getting to be Too Much for an Old Wumman.
    So... is it just me? I know people hire vans for the festival - and if you want a thread re people cluelessly trying to fill on board water tanks with milk bottle via the EHU.... Glasto is the place to start it...

    Hope to see [some?]of you there
     
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  2. mike mcglynn

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    My daughter and her partner go every year and I always get asked can we borrow the van for Glastonbury ,she always gets the same answer NO CHANCE do you think I am being too mean ?
     
  3. Kirsten

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    Crikey.. I don't know.. the van pitches are on a field; the grass is ok and we have never had a problem getting on/off- the pitches are spaced ok.. the water and grey/black disposable points are usually a 5 min walk away [unless you arrive late and then they are - sadly- too near!
    Loads of vans go- more each year. Never seen any problems/damage to any and I think if you think daughter and OH are careful with van / can drive it ok/ it should be ok? but they need to get on line at see tickets asap as the west field [smaller one] is already sold out.
    We always go in the east field anyway- quieter and nearer the Kids Area[but the Hill of Death back up to van is a struggle when you have been out all day.]
    If van is large [8m plus] she will have to buy a double pitch.£200. But worth the money for the camping- we go early weds stay til Monday.
    Best camping in world! Let me know what you decide [you should go!Plenty of us not-so-youngsters]
     
  4. 504329lt

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    We will be there. Booked campervan pass today
     
  5. Diesel

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    Sadly not ....never been but me and my wife have always sat at home saying we "must" go ....bought a MH last year but the other half feels she prefers smaller festivals....will be doing a few festivals next year ...but kinda gutted we never tried to get Glasto tickets ...the bus does open up lots of festival options to us :) Enjoy :)
     
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    Tried and failed to get tickets, waiting for the soring release now :(
     
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    What are the chances that he / she / their friends would return to the van covered in mud, in a slightly intoxicated state and try and fail to cook bacon before they collapse on the bed ....
     
  8. angusboy

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    yes will be there went to the very first one,wont be taking van only live down road will be in own bed,sorry,if i could be any help to anybody pm me regards steve
     
  9. angusboy

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    forgot to say dont let any body borrow your van it will end in tears, worked on motorhome parking for years.
     
  10. deanroofing

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    My wife is taking ours, there's 10 of them going some of them
    tenting, they've been lucky got tickets for the last eight years.
     
  11. NickNic

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    No. Didn't get tickets for the third year on the trot :cry:

    Might have a go at the resale this time.
     
  12. Soozywoozy

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    Yep - going and motorhome booked in east field Other half 14 or 15 years on the trot and 4 th in a motorhome. My first - insists I have to do it once and the he too will retire from the shenanigans also.
     
  13. Kirsten

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    Hi Soozywoozy.. I g/tee you will be hooked , first time maybe but first of many I hope.. the shopping - the food[24/7]- the entertainment- Glasto is a happy happy place and mind blowing. Once you have been you will NEED to go back. My problem is when to stop going... when Great grandkids arrive?
    Funster - We will be in East Field- see you on Hill of death or at Cider bus...We will be pulling g kids up hill in trolley with hood - lights - foam seats I made last yr- kids will be pulling me in 2018 [or maybe Caroline in it ?60 dangerous age I recall]
    NicNic and Neil FG sorry you didn't get tickets -fingers crossed for resale- you need hi speed broad band [phone provider night before complain- get speed boosted or sign up in fast b band area...]Last yr g kids sold lemonade in camper van field made £20 for green peace £20 for greedy selves spent it all wisely on fun sweets and fabulous toys..so excited 'bout it now ..only 7 months to go.
     
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  14. Jabberwocky

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    We are going In our van, east side.

    Doing IOW festival as well
     
  15. Kirsten

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    fab.. taking the van to I o W? last 3 years we have ended up parked nest to the same people- they will think we are stalking them [Fire persons from from Brum!!]
     
  16. Jabberwocky

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    What time do they start letting the vans in at IOWF?
     
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