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Reading Festival Goers
Member Name: orchid1988
Date: 31/08/06, updated on 02/09/06 (537 review reads)
Advantages: Great experience
Disadvantages: Everybody's smelling!
I returned from Reading festival last Monday, the experience was incredible and I would recommend it to any one young in years.
A weekend ticket for Reading I believe was £135 (including camping), with day tickets priced at £60 and available online plus on the high street from retailers such as HMV. If you consider the amount of top quality bands you will see in the space of these three days, it is in fact fantastic value for money.
If you travel to Reading for the weekend, the essential ingredient, is somewhere to stay when you've finished following random people chanting / drinking / smoking/ watching fights or just enjoying the music: basically you need a tent; if you are posh and feel a tent to beneath you - take a caravan but for gods sake don't chicken out and stay in a hotel! You will lose out on the whole festival atmosphere. The toilets at Reading are frankly dreadful, if nature calls: either take the short walk to the pub in town (and have something to eat – don’t just start a queue there) or make sure you bring lots of spare toilet roll.
Make sure you take cash with you – do not be foolish like me and assume you can get money from the cash machines, when I tried to queue it took well over an hour.
Fast food is expensive at Reading – take supplies, there is plenty of junk food there, I would recommend taking some healthy alternatives to prevent yourself from feeling awful after one day.
Another essential is wet wipes – unless you have a desire to smell like a toilet after a couple of nights, believe me you will worship these after some time. For girls there was a GHD tent this year, that’s right straighteners and make up, but frankly I didn’t risk it (queue again).
Every British teenager needs to go to at least one festival, hell it’s rites of passage: and Reading is a great one to start with. Myself and my friends enjoyed it greatly –Reading 2007 here I come!
Summary: Fantastic atmosphere, Great bands
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