Ok, so we had ONE early night. Fuck you! We needed it. We were 6 nights in a vast field holding the population of a small city. We weren't on holiday. This was work.
And work we did...
Due to the extreme pressures of working 9 to 5, I became absent-minded for a mere 5 minutes after removing the strap from over my body in order to get warmer by applying my hoody. The necessary return of the festival bag strap over my head and across the body did not occur, and after standing up and walking for around 4 minutes or so, I noticed that I felt alot lighter.
Quick bag count: 'One... shit, where's the other one?'
Back to the Acoustic field we went, where we'd been idling away a pleasant Glastonbury evening only moments before. But the bag was not there. It had already been picked up. No doubt, stripped and sold for parts by now, I thought.
But off we trotted to the Info point where they told us the location of 'Welfare'; a large wagon shed based on the farm all the way at the back of the top field. If it was to be anywhere, they said, it'd be there.
The next morning at breakfast in the mess tent, we bumped into one of our extended group. Sausage mid chomp, my eyes went wide as she said as an after-thought, 'Oh yes, by the way, your brother got a text message from your phone last night... said your bag was up at Welfare? Did you know?'
My festival bag hadn't failed me after all - for I had felt pretty let down by it, me being entirely blameless naturally - and so off we went to collect it from Lost Property before our shift began. I still have the Lost Property number attached to it... *nostalgic happy face*
I had, of course, printed out the entire set list for all stages prior to getting on the coach and had meticulously highlighted my must-sees, nice-to-dos and give-a-shits. So post work, I knew exactly where to go. After bumping into Biggy Smalls' flatmates at the loo, we met up with Nick and Tom - our new worker bee friends - and watched Arcade Fire at the Pyramid Stage. Nero was next in line and he was playing Arcadia...
What an awesome set beneath that giant 3 legged mechanical beast. The evening ended on a high when yours truly got a cheer from a hoard of excitable young males surrounding us. Someone had told them my age - apparently they were impressed!
To be continued...