Glastonbury Festival: Before the Gates Open

We arrived at Glastonbury Festival late Monday evening, the sun had already set as we struggled to carry our bags across an empty Pyramid Stage field and onto the Acoustic field. When we arrived, we met everyone in the bar (obviously..), had a well deserved beer and did our catch up and introductions.

Our tent had already been set up (thank god!) so all me and Sophie had to do was pump up our airbed. It was pitch black and our tent was pretty small but challenge accepted. Twenty minutes later, we chucked our belongings into the tent and made our way back down to the bar.

We had a relatively quiet one as we had our first day of work the next day and began the following morning sorting out our campsite before starting work at 11:00am.

Ahh, the Tuesday shift. No responsibility, no real action is needed. The field/camping gate is still open so there is no need to check passes, so all day, we pretty much showed a couple of people where to pitch their tents and checked a few vehicles; The day went pretty slow, but when 5:00pm came around, I was excited to get out and show Sophie around Glastonbury before the ticket holders arrived the following morning.


The weather was absolutely glorious! If you attended Glastonbury last year, you would know that it wasn’t exactly.. dry. We put on our flip-flops and happily left our wellies behind, before venturing out into the big wide Glastonbury world.



The site is still unfinished the day before and I never believe its going to be ready. The builders are still constructing and the market stalls are missing their stock, but we could see it slowly coming together and it felt sooooo good to be back for another year.

I absolutely love working at the festival, getting to see it before the ticket-holders arrive is surprisingly peaceful. The sun was beaming and I was in my bikini, walking through fields in Somerset.. How are we in the UK?!



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