Glastonbury is an overpriced festival for yuppies
THE Glastonbury festival farce continues.
It has been reported that the tickets have all now been sold, yet the reported 120,000 sales are merely those who have registered an interest and have paid a booking fee.
That had to be done using a debit or credit card, leaving those with neither out in the cold.
Only in the first week of April 2014, will the true sales be known and that figure will presumably include resold tickets.
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One notes that, again, the residents of Glastonbury get no special favours from organiser Michael Eavis, despite the disruption to transport and the use of the town's name.
Perhaps the renaming of the festival to Pilton, is long overdue, as that village gets all the benefit of having that three-day concert.
One sees no hint of any concessions to the elderly, to students, or those who simply cannot afford Eavis's high price, in these days of welfare changes.
He doesn't seem to mind older people performing on his stages, however; what would he have done without the Rolling Stones, last year?
To Eavis's credit, there do seem to be special arrangements for the disabled and deaf, but that does not include a reduced entry fee.
This event has become a four-day holiday for what we used to call "yuppies".
It must be wonderful for them to discard their suits, ties and laptops, and let their middle-class hair down for a while.