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Glastonbury In Your Teens Vs. Glastonbury In Your Thirties

"Is this chai organic?"

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1. You can't afford a ticket in your teens, so you dodge the fare on a train to Somerset and hope to run into a friendly ticket tout, or stout ladder.

In your thirties, however, you buy a family ticket three months in advance, throw your children into your rented Winnebago, and tool across the country for an adventure.

2. Your teenage festival costume involves tiny skirts, floral crowns and neon boots. This is Glastonbury, after all. You want to look the part.

5. Seeing your favourite old school band reformed is nothing short of a spiritual experience in your teens. Look at them all right in front of you!

6. In your teens you're pretty much up for anything. Legal highs? Sure! Funny cigarettes from waistcoated men on unicycles? Bring it on. It's all part of the experience!

In your thirties you'll indulge in a little craft beer, but you really rejoice when you finally find a decent chai tent. At Glastonbury, too! How civilised.

7. At some point you'll need to eat something. In your teens this means bulk-buying the cheapest thing you can find, and living off it for three days.

8. Then you'll need to visit the teetering piles of human faeces that are Glastonbury's toilets. Unless you live through a war, this will be the most traumatic thing you will ever experience.

This is how bad the toilets smell #glastonbury


This is how bad the toilets smell #glastonbury

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In your thirties, you will remember being traumatised by the toilets in your teens, and assume that you were overreacting. You will soon learn how wrong you were.

Favourite #graffiti ever. #Glastonbury toilets 2007


Favourite #graffiti ever. #Glastonbury toilets 2007

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9. In your teens, you'll go straight to a sound system after the bands have finished. By dawn you'll have made at least ten friends with names like "Fingers" and "Buckethead".

10. In your teens you may have a tent, but it's easier just to pass out where you land. The dream is to befriend someone with a yurt so you can crash on their bed.

In your thirties you will stumble blearily into the stone circle and wonder who the hell is going to clear up all this mess.

Glastonbury: The morning after

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Glastonbury: The morning after

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12. In your teens, you won't want to let go when Monday rolls around. Glastonbury has freed you, changed you, widened your horizons. You will wear your wristband until it falls off.

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