The morning after the festival, we were dismayed by the sheer waste left behind…as described in a previous post. The attitude was very much “I’m here for a good time and fuck everyone else!” Very distant from the original premise of the festival… Still, if you want some free camping gear, stay till the day after and you can pick up perfectly intact tents, wellies, cooking gear by the dozen. There were an awful lot of those pop-up tents which are easy to erect and a nightmare to pack down again. I did take one abandoned pop-up tent and spent at least 40 minutes trying to fold it down into its bag. Gave up in the end… Maybe they need to be bio-degradable?
“to establish the 12th annual free festival at Stonehenge. They never reached their destination. Eight miles form the Stones they were ambushed, assaulted and arrested with unprecedented brutality by a quasi-military police force of over 1,300 officer drawn form six counties and the MoD. That even has gone down in history as ‘The battle of the Beanfield’.”
I was also proud that my daughter spent most of her pocket money there too…I must have done something right with that girl.