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    "I depart Pilton with a desire to return again as soon as possible that is so overwhelming, that it dwarves any and all anticipation and excitement I had before attending the first time. Glastonbury is something that cannot be truly comprehended with mere words, photos, or even movies. It is something that must be experienced, and then experienced again to do things differently and see that which was missed the last time, and again because it is never the same beast twice."

    Awesome. A brilliant write up.

    And indeed, it is never the same beast. I know people who've been going twenty years, and each time, they draw a deep breath. Into the breach...

    ...hope you can beg steal and borrow your way to 2010.

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    A thread of beauty ! Thanks for sharing your muddy memories ! That Arcadia looks like my kind of place ! That growler looks kinds iffy though..

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    10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater (?), 10/18 Culture Collide, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale, 11/7 Warpaint @ Echoplex, 11/12 Blonde Redhead @ Fonda

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    All right. I got up at 4AM today and completed reading the remaining portions of this post. I felt the enormousness and massive crowds of Glastonbury taking a toll on our initially fresh and inquisitive author.

    There are a few things that make me desire going to a festival: vibe, bands, food, location, and accomodations. It was tiring to hear about all of the rain, mud, and how crowded it could be at times. I could see myself at one point literally going to buy a flag or some material large in size, then wrapping myself like a burrito and just laying on the mud for the night. It just sounded exhausting.

    Then again, Blur...Jesus. That sounded like one unique performance. Yeah, they played more than just Glastonbury, but I would imagine it would be like Daft Punk playing Coachella again. A performance for them: the community that goes every year and is on their board. And all of those themed places you went to. I may have broken a 25 year cease on drugs and coked up the night to avoid loosing any time that weekend. It sounded like fun and a way to keep the night going. I could have gone to sleep at 7AM them be up by noon. Look, I'm already planning it out.

    Overall, it does seem like a life changing experience. The details indicate than planning and preparations are key to making a half decent attempt at conquering this event. I would love the opportunity to hit everything and do it properly like all of the citizens of Glastonbury.

    Thanks Boorns for getting the juices going for a trip I've kept considering over the past couple of years.
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    Do any other festivals have epicly massive, themed areas for late night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    Do any other festivals have epicly massive, themed areas for late night?
    I can only answer for the UK...

    Not really. There are some good little festivals that have stuff going on all night, but nothing on that scale.

    (Over in Serbia there is EXIT. I don't think they have quite the theatrical thing going on, but I understand it's very much an overnight festival.)

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    ~400 more pics:
    http://tinyurl.com/yarbuqn
    10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater (?), 10/18 Culture Collide, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale, 11/7 Warpaint @ Echoplex, 11/12 Blonde Redhead @ Fonda

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    I need to try making my own growler.
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    Same here. I also need to try duplicating these amazing seafood nachos I had a couple nights ago.
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    Thanks for the updates Boourns, making me want to go!

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    nice. this is a must.

    whats the deal with the tipi's? that looks like the ideal set up...

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    the tipis sound nice but are expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDsoldier7 View Post
    nice. this is a must.

    whats the deal with the tipi's? that looks like the ideal set up...
    Tipi is £820, so $1300, and they hold up to six people. Looks awesome, but for that price? No. I'll settle with a shitty £40 tent again.
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    So I put this all on a blog and Emily Eavis herself said via twitter:
    excellent blog!
    That made me happy.
    10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater (?), 10/18 Culture Collide, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale, 11/7 Warpaint @ Echoplex, 11/12 Blonde Redhead @ Fonda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    So I put this all on a blog and Emily Eavis herself said via twitter...
    Massively deserved, and massively cool.

    It's little things like this that reaffirm my belief in the festival.

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    Fantastic writeup and confirmation that I never want to go.
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    Man, the Beatles were overrated like gravity is overrated. ......... Say what you want, but statements like "the Beatles were overrated" make me much less likely to listen to anything you say afterward.

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    10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater (?), 10/18 Culture Collide, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale, 11/7 Warpaint @ Echoplex, 11/12 Blonde Redhead @ Fonda

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    I don't want to deal with rain, mud or that many people.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt. Funkaho View Post
    Man, the Beatles were overrated like gravity is overrated. ......... Say what you want, but statements like "the Beatles were overrated" make me much less likely to listen to anything you say afterward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    I don't want to deal with rain, mud or that many people.
    Guess you cant go to Bonnaroo either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Guess you cant go to Bonnaroo either.
    Probably not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt. Funkaho View Post
    Man, the Beatles were overrated like gravity is overrated. ......... Say what you want, but statements like "the Beatles were overrated" make me much less likely to listen to anything you say afterward.

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