posted on Jul, 5 2013 @ 11:49 AM
Huh... so thats what a feild full of rich hippies leave behind? Who knew?
Honestly. It ammuses me somewhat. I go to Bloodstock Open Air every year, and the one thing that always impresses me is that despite the fact that
Bloodstock is a brutal festival, for brutal people, you do not get anywhere near the level of crap per square foot that seems to have been left by the
I mean, sure there are one hundred and thirty five thousand people in those fields, compared with Bloodstocks eleven thousand. But that does not mean
much ,considering there is an upper limit to the people per square foot, Glasto just has more square feet of room, and therefore more people. There is
FAR more crap per square foot on this image, than I have ever seen at Bloodstock, and we get bands there that are basically singing about totally
destroying everything, and wearing bits of people as a hat. The most brutal thing you get at Glasto is the ticket price, that might leave you
bleeding, but the fest itself is for rich, and basically hippy scene types.
And yet its that crowd that are trashing tents and leaving them there in great numbers. I mean sure, I have seen tents left behind after a festival,
who hasnt? I saw one tent get wrecked within four hours of a festival begining, it got used as a toilet for three days, but that was one of maybe a
hundred tents in the whole campsite that got left behind. This looks like THOUSANDS of tents, camping chairs, assorted trash and crap, sleeping bags,
pillows, stuff that is actually worth money.
See, I think that metal heads are generally not so well off as to be quite this careless. I personally value my kit. I value my pop up tent that I
can get pitched in forty seconds. I value my bergen in which I transport my assorted clothes, wash bag bits, loo roll and sundry items. I value my
sleeping bag because it is light weight, durable, and warm. I do not WANT to have to spend money on a new camping chair each year. This is why I look
after my kit, because it looks after me, and it does a bang up job. And I look after my trash because when it comes time to buy next years ticket for
Bloodstock (which is no where near as expensive as a Glasto ticket, and gives access to better music in my opinion) I want to pay as little as
possible for a great weekend, and I know, that if we leave the place in crap, the cost goes up the next year.
I am not saying that metal heads leave a trail of perfectly manicured turf and nothing but behind them, after three days of getting thrashed in the
moshpit, drinking till dawn, and marching around and kicking some ass, but at the end of the fest, the devastation is much less complete, much less
widespread. Pockets of total chaos are par for the course, but those Glasto shots... they are just seas of discarded tents and assorted crap. Theres
more cloth than field in those shots, and that is bloody appalling.