Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Here's why I'm retiring from festivals.

Here's why I'm retiring from festivals.

Today's post is pretty short as it's more of a statement than an actual blog post. It's a promise to myself that I will never ever attend another festival...Read on to find out why.

See this car? This is a very stuck car. 

On Friday we reversed out of a space at Kendal Calling, rolled down a hill and couldn't get back out thanks to the very wet grass/mud/being stuck against a fence. It ended up being stuck for 24 hours - We spent a lot of money on taxis to and from site and we only owe our Saturday escape to a Good Samaritan who helped husband push the car whilst he coached me on how much to rev/which way to steer.

The staff at Kendal Calling didn't help us in the slightest, telling us we would have to wait until Sunday to get towed out DESPITE the Twitter team telling us there were tractors on site pulling cars out of the mud. They just didn't seem to care and tbh, the festival felt really understaffed anyway.

This, combined with a shit tonne of mud on site, made husband and I realise that we are so, so done with festivals.

I've attended eleven festivals now and each one has been harder than the one before. Crap weather, leaking tents, horrendous hangovers and ever increasing ticket prices - It just doesn't seem worth it anymore to see a handful of bands that I've more than likely seen before.

So at the grand old age of 25 I've decided that I just can't hack it anymore,  I'm hanging up my wellybobs and retiring from festival life.

And I'm okay with that.

Have you ever been to a festival before? Did you enjoy it or did you hate it? It's a very marmite thing to do I know that much!
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