I’m worried. Well, perhaps worried is too strong a word. Following the Foo Fighters broken leg incident, and the subsequent promotion to next Friday’s Glastonbury headliner for Florence and the Machine, my clash issues (that evening) were pretty much resolved. While I’d have liked to see the Foos, there are bands I’ve not seen before (I’ve seen them a couple of times, Florence too). So we’ve filled-in our clashfinder template (which, at my second in command’s insistence, includes James Bay and George Ezra) with the assumption that the Pyramid stage won’t be a great place on the Friday (or Saturday) evening.
But there’s a worrying gap at the Pyramid stage on Friday. A three+ hours gap. That’s enough for one long-ish or two standard festival length sets. Which is fine if that gap’s filled with something not very interesting. But, if not, there could be long walks across the site. I have serious clashes on the Sunday, so I’d be content if those three+ hours were filled with something that wouldn’t interest me (or, even worse, my second in command).
We plan to wander a lot this year, since we’ve not done much of that in recent years (and wandering’s the best part), so it’d be nice to avoid rushing between stages.
We’re going to make an effort not to make an effort this year.
In that vein, we’re travelling pretty light this year. We have a tent, camping mat, sleeping bag (singular, because you can buy doubles nowadays) and beer.
After Glasonbury, our next festival should have been the (free) Willow festival, but that one’s been deferred a year for somewhat vague (money, I’d assume) reasons. So, Kendal Calling will be our second and final festival this year.