Re: BOA 2018: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:49 am
nihility00 wrote:Why are people blaming the cold and weather on Bloodstock, surely the onus is on people using abit of grey matter as regards to checking the forecast and fetching something warm, something waterproof and some spares or am I missing the sarcasm.
That was probably my fault. I'm from a place where it's high 20's for at least half of the year, so I did poke fun at a British "heatwave" and the weather gods decided to teach me a lesson. Two pairs of socks, thermal pants, trousers, short-sleeve, long-sleeve, 3 hoodies and a sleeping bag...might as well have rolled around naked on ice for all that did to keep me warm on the Friday night...Jesus fucking Christ. Cheers to the fellow working in the festival supermarket for pointing out the blankets when I wandered in aimlessly at 4am. That afforded me the 3 hours sleep I got that morning.
JPMC wrote:re Festival Glasses, you can buy the bloodstock cup at the merch stand. A few times the stalls selling cider happily gave it a rinse for me.
Every German festival I've ever been to has the deposit scheme and the litter in the infield is nearly zero compared to Bloodstock. I saw a guy drop his cup on the ground at one of the festivals this year and I didn't even make it past the count of 5 before I saw someone else picked it up to cash in on it. Any time I spot one or nearly trip on one I do the same. Fewer staff and fewer hours are required to clean up afterwards.