I love Glastonbury and I've been lucky enough to 3 times (now to be 4! I thought I wouldn't be going until I managed to bag a pair in the Sunday resale in April). I couldn't be more excited- Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Clean Bandit, Hozier to name a few! If I don't get tickets I ignore the festival completely- no tv, radio or newspaper columns because out of sight, out of mind. and, if I can see it or hear about it, then I'm not missing out right?! But this year it's A-OKAY because I get to go which is great because Glastonbury really is amazing...
:: The line up
The line up caters for everyone. Over the years I've seen a whole range of acts from Jay Z to Kate Nash and one of my favourite memories; Dizzee Rascal followed by Pete Doherty up at The Park.
:: The atmosphere
It's so relaxed. You can make the festival as busy as you like (and I really have) but just taking your time and chilling out works just as well.
:: The Editors
I fell in love with this band at my very first Glastonbury. Never one of my favourite but it all came together the first time I saw them- I remember every detail.
:: The Food
There are so many food choices- midnight stone-baked pizza feasts, vegan salad boxes, doughnut breaks at least 4 times a day and something called Pauline Fowler's Growler!
:: No technology
I've seen this change a lot every time I go and more iPhones are making an appearance. However, when I'm there I switch off, take my oldest phone, and just live in the Glastonbury bubble.
:: My camping spot
I camp in the same area every year and, for me, it's the perfect spot. Near to the John Peel stage with a good view of the site. The twinkly lights at night make it so magical.
:: So much to do
You can never do it all in one festival- it's the best excuse to keep going back.
:: The weather
The panic when it rains; will your tent flood, have you packed enough clothes, will the rain last forever? I've been so lucky with the weather- always one day of intense, non-stop rain (and the panic) followed by glorious sunshine.
:: Festival Life
You seem to forget about the state of the loos (almost), running water and that dry shampoo is not the only option for your hair post Glasto life.
There's so much and it's different every year I go. But the moment the wristband is attached until I leave the gates I'm in my little festival heaven.