One of the best things to do when you get to Glasto is to acclimatise.
Especially for newbies who just don’t know the scale and magnitude of the place.
You need to have a plan of who you want to see and then a plan of who you definitely want to see.
Then visit those places. Wednesday is a great day to do it before the masses arrive.
I had 2 newbies this year so I wanted them to visit the places they wanted to see bands, some of them I had not been to and some of them were new.
The first place to visit is the Pyramid stage, usually it is looking pristine on the Wednesday just waiting for the festivities to start. This year it already looked like a bombsite. We had just missed seeing the footie but had heard all about it. 50,000 people had beat us on site and had watched the game.
Next we went to the Queens Head, I had managed to miss this tent last year, but we planned to see 2 door cinema club there on Thursday.
Next we visited leftfield, which was to be curated by Billy Bragg and had a great line up. We then wandered through the Glade to the Oher stage and back to John Peel via the Dance village.
This was just a small part of the festival site and yet this took some considerable time to do.
Already the newbies were re-evaluating who they could and could not see.
After that to be honest we had a few cans of beer, Ace decided that 2 cans was enough to get him drunk and a new nickname was found. 2can was born that night and Ace was relegated to the benches.
An early night was had by all.