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Notes from three festival veterans
Anne was 50 when she started going to festivals . The first was because she wanted to see a Rock legend live. She didn’t fancy camping so she checked into the local Holiday Inn with friends then commuted in. “The unexpected bonus was when I was enjoying a quiet drink in the bar another Rock Legend checked into the same hotel” (she's in the hat, above. The tent was for beer.)
The food is part of the experience and there’s an amazing range on offer. You can always bring your own like Brian. “I took the makings of a full English breakfast for three days, my mates did homemade pies, cake and stuff you just add boiling water to. We had a camping stove”. How did they keep the sausages fresh? Easy – they used two coolbags with icecubes in between and a towel to help evaporation (Science!).
Lizzy had a post-festival recovery plan - she booked into a local budget hotel for the night after a festival 300 miles from home. It felt like luxury.