Last minute festival tickets

A few weeks ago, I was searching the internet trying to see how to get tickets to one of the music festivals that are so popular in the UK. The biggest being Glastonbury that was a couple of weeks ago. Tickets to that festival are very hard to get, and once you buy them – in October for a June show – you cannot change your mind or sell them (as every ticket is printed with your picture to avoid reselling). At the equivalent of about $310 a ticket, there really is no going back. You are committed. I registered the Husband and myself for a chance to get tickets just for fun. You never know. Maybe we’ll get tickets and someone will watch our kids for 4 days next June.

One of the other festivals, and there are quite a lot, is the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park. {which oddly enough I heard a lot of last year since we lived across from the park and that’s where we used to walk our dog} I looked at tickets about ten days ago. The only big name I recognized was Mumford & Sons (who I love), but they were playing Friday (today) and the only tickets left were over $100 each.

Flash to about an hour ago: the Husband calls to ask me if we want two free tickets to todays BST festival. His boss has 2 extras. {cue the rainbows and unicorns} So the first thing to do, after immediately turning on M&S on my phone, is to figure out what I’m wearing, right? I already had on the green linen pants, and decided to switch out my black tee shirt for this {supposed to be off the shoulder} boho top.

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boho top, Abercrombie & Fitch; linen trousers, Next; purse, Kohls (old); Birkenstocks

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The last festival I attended was the Y100 Feztival back in 1996-97? in Philadelphia. So a looong time ago. I’ve been to concerts since, most recently Dave Matthews at the O2 last fall. Most unforgettably, Jimmy Buffett in the pouring rain in 2002.

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Hopefully, I’ll still like festivals after tonight. Mumford & Sons go on stage at 8:20 tonight, which is usually the time I’m {sadly} putting on my pajamas. This getting older stuff is no joke.

Have you been to a music festival? Do you have any tips for me?

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