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EP09 – first site report

Greetings from The Daily Ticket office at EP09. First impressions: the sun is shining. Yeah, I know, hard to believe. Bring sun-block and a hat. Straight up. You’ll thank me for it on Saturday. You will definitely need wellies. The …

Thu, Sep 3, 2009, 14:36

   

Greetings from The Daily Ticket office at EP09.

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First impressions: the sun is shining. Yeah, I know, hard to believe. Bring sun-block and a hat. Straight up. You’ll thank me for it on Saturday.

You will definitely need wellies. The actual arena with all the stages seems to be in OK condition because there has been very little traffic on it over the last few weeks, but it may be a different story after 30,000-plus folks have walked all over it. It’s definitely soggy underfoot in a lot of places – you’re walking along and suddenly, there’s water underfoot – but this seems to be more patches than anything else in the main arena.

As you’d expect, the site and production roads are muddy, but it is unlikely that you will have to use them unless you’re working in production. And if you are working in production, what the hell are you doing reading this instead of sorting out electricity for our shed?

Further reports to come this afternoon when I get a chance to have a stroll around.