Friday, 12 June 2009


OK. Believe it or not, I'm getting questions from a few readers. Yes, I was surprised, too, but anyway.

1) Should I bring a hat?
A) Bring two, and wear them on your feet.

2) What stalls might be there?
A) Oh, all sorts /might/ be there. What will actually be there are the usual mix of clothing - everything from boho chic (i.e hippy tat) to ultra-cool urban clothing, sunglasses, overpriced wellies, body jewellery, the henna-tattoo people, a few book shops, the steam-powered-paddle-boat people, a bunch of people selling artwork, those odd gothic-y stalls that sell staffs with skulls on the end that allow people to run around shouting "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" at each other. The people who sell hilarious wizard hats will also be there, knowing my luck.

There will be stalls selling legal highs, oxygen bars and more food than you can ever imagine - everything from chinese food, to pizza, to falafels to tempura noodles to ice cream and chip butties and.. look, you're not going to starve, ok?

If you get a little hacked off with all the run-of-the-mill-Camden-Lock-kinda-stuff, head up to the Green Fields for organic bits and bobs and those devices that'll make your life just a little greener, or the Healing Fields for copious amounts of massage, therapies, aura cleansing, chakra realignment and whatever else tickles your fancy.

On a local note, you can expect to see The Speaking Tree, Aartihome, all the local carnival clubs, half of Glastonbury High Street and the Glastonbury Spring Water Company making their presence known.

It's pretty safe to say that festival stall-warts Joe Bananas, the Square Pie Company, the Oggy Oggy pasty co, Halfords, Orange, The Guardian will be there, and, of course, the Central Somerset Gazette, located near the Pyramid stage for your goody-bag convenience.

3) What's the weather going to be like?
A) Oh dear. I see what you've done there. You've mistaken 'local journalist' for 'trained Meteorologist'. I can see how that would happen. See, one collects and reports news from local sources in a bid to inform the general public, and the other studies the causes of particular weather conditions from information obtained from the land, sea and upper atmosphere.

Anyhow, because I'm the generous type, I've obligingly gone to Metcheck, who thankfully are no longer predicting an apocalypse and are currently suggesting we can expect a fairly decent weekend, with no rain.

Any more? Bring 'em on.


petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Happened upon your blog! Love your sense of humor, Laura, and really enjoyed reading about the festival and its line-up! Haven't been to one in years! And I haven't visited the UK since 1985. So it was an extremely nolastic piece for me! Cheers! Petra :))

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

nolastic=nostalgic LOL