Notes From a Small Island – Rain Stopped Play.

Stevie Turner

The rain is quite relentless. All night long it pounded on the roof of the van, and as of Thursday lunchtime it’s still going strong.  We went into Newport this morning to do some shopping, and scores of bedraggled festival goers were queueing for the buses to take them up to the site.  Some of them looked miserable, cold, and ill-prepared for the weather.

In one shop, the assistant said with a hint of a gloat – “I’ve heard it’s like a mud bath up there already.  That would put me right off for a start.”  Well, we haven’t got tickets for today, and the weather looks to be improved by tomorrow, and so we can only hope…

The shops we went in seem to be cashing in on the festival.  One shoe shop offered wellies at £11.99 a pair, and Morrisons had hundreds of bottles of water and cans…

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