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Drimble asks: When was it last brought home to you just how old you're getting? We last asked this in 2004, and you're eight years older now. Eight. Years.

(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 13:24)
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i used to pride myself on taking everything i needed to a festival in a small rucksack.
I used to sleep on the tent floor in a thin shitty sleeping bag, for 2 hours or so, spring out of bed like a startled whippet, and spend all day moshing.
Now, i seem to have a large rucksack, and a holdall full of shite. my tent is fooking massive, i have a self inflating rollmat, a sleeping bag AND a blanket/poncho thing, i spend half the day moshing, the other half sitting down wondering if i'll live to see tomorrow after all the earlier moshing, and i sleep for about 6 hours and wake up feeling like i was gang-raped by a troop of irate baboons the day before. every year, the pain-to-pleasure ratio gets less favourable, the amount of crap i take with me increases, and the noise/face i make when extracting myself from camp chairs gets more improbable. by my calculations, by 2020, i'll need to set aside a full day of the festival to allow for the time it takes me to get out of my camp chair, and hire two to four sherpas. fuck, i might even need a TROLLEY. when the time comes that i decide i need a coolbox, i will knock it on the head and just sit in the garden with my headphones on, with the sprinkler running over my head, periodically pay my girlfriend £20 for a slice of undercooked shitty bacon in a white bap with watery ketchup, then snort some bicarbonate of soda off the floor beside the toilet.
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 15:53, 14 replies)
Damned good idea! I'm taking a campfire-powered USB charger with me this year...
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 16:37, closed)
Hahahahahahaha this is ace.
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 16:43, closed)
1st year I went to Glastonbury
my tent and tiny bag spent the festival in a mates tent because I was off my face on massive drugs for 3 days solid and couldn't have slept if you'd paid me.
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 17:02, closed)
I pride myself on the fact that I'm now 36,
and I've still never taken anything to a festival I couldn't fit in my pockets. Tents, sleeping bags and clothes are for lightweights.MASSIVE DRUGS FTW.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 0:07, closed)
i'm 30 in two months
and i have long since given up on taking booze to festivals. i'm not a drinker. plus a bag of sundry massive drugs is much easier to disguise as a third bollock than a bottle of crotch-temp vodka, and requires less trips to the toilet.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:26, closed)
Fuck that shit man.
When I festival it these days I stay in hotels. Getting minibussed back and forth to Download from the East Midlands Hilton is PROPER fucking Rock'n'Roll.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 7:40, closed)
You weren't tempted by the onsite American trailers then?
£2k per ticket if I recall correctly!
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 8:45, closed)
Nah, Can't beat going back to a proper hotel for a hot bath and a good sleep in a real bed after a hard day's rockin'.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 8:50, closed)
you weren't three hundred feet below the flight path of East Midlands Airport either...
Part of the Charm of Download is enforced sleep deprivation.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:28, closed)
Meh, I live right next to one of the RAFs biggest bases.
I can't sleep if I DON'T hear aircraft engines.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:29, closed)
I was in the RIP area in a yurt with an inflatable mattress.
I still ached all over when I came back and I have no idea why.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 12:38, closed)
A friend of mine takes a small trolley every year, I used to mock him for it, now I wish I had one.
It's the perfect size for propping up beer.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 8:36, closed)
my mate took a trolley this year
oh how i laughed the first thirty times he stoped to unclog the ludicrously small wheels of mud. oh how i laughed when it arrived at the campsite like a really shite sled, complete with it's little coolbox, and he pulled out 8 cans of strongbow and a tin of peaches. oh how i laughed when he repeated the trip back to the car carrying 7 cans of strongbow and a tin of fucking peaches. each trip took over an hour.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:24, closed)
He should have bought a PANZERCHAIR!.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:00, closed)

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