Glastonbury: the best festival in the world, where the weather is a lottery and the music never ends. It’s also been an absolute pain in the arse to get to overnight (Tuesday 21-Wednesday 22), as thousands of people went early to get their tents pitched on the site at Worthy Farm in Somerset – only to be met with a bottleneck at the site’s entrances, which rainy weather has turned into congestion points.
But taking 11.5 hours to travel three miles isn’t all bad: it allows the general population to show off their many and considerable merits: either making the best of a bad situation, or wallowing, abject, in their glorious self-pity. Take a look, and enjoy our playlist below while you sit in the queue...
One of the best reactions has been from this group, who got their cricket bats out and had a game of what looks like Kwik cricket.
James, by contrast, gave into the trauma of the experience.
What if it’s raining? Make your own ‘fun’ with the car manual. Yeah.
But what if you run out of food? How do you stay positive?
We've run out of car snacks. #glastonburytraffic— James Sutton (@thejamessutton) June 22, 2016
Well, how you stay positive is by accepting the kindness of strangers. We hate to say it – but this is just a little bit heartwarming.
Optimism is key to a long wait
At this rate we might just catch Coldplay on Sunday #glastonburytraffic— Bobby. (@BobbyWisehall) June 22, 2016
See the positives in the little things
Never been on a roundabout long enough to take a nap before #glastonburytraffic— Mike Ross (@developer_mike) June 22, 2016
If you’re like Bernard Black, you can focus on the negatives instead, for the lols.
I got from Vegas to UK yesterday quicker than I got from Essex to Glastonbury today. #glastonburytraffic— Joanna Petrucci (@joannapetrucci) June 22, 2016
Desperate times: desperate measures
#glastonburytraffic has made me smoke in my car for the first time, sorry bexy— M E G N (@_m3ganrose) June 21, 2016
And actually, there’s nothing like a traffic jam to make you do something spontaneous
Now officially been in this #glastonburytraffic so long that a couple has met&got engaged. There'll be the first marriage &birth before long— John T (@ananasjihad) June 22, 2016
There is no need for this kind of smugness...
Queues? What queues? We waited about 10 minutes and we are in the car park. #glastonburytraffic— Jodie Doubleday (@jodiedoubleday) June 22, 2016
...because people in the queue have learnt something: the value of patience.
Anyone stuck in #glastonburytraffic want play a Twitter game of naughts and crosses?— Chop'd (@ChopdGoodFood) June 22, 2016
We'll go first:
And anyway, it could be worse...
I'd rather be stuck in #glastonburytraffic than be at work. Stop being bitter everyone— Ell Worry (@ell_worry) June 22, 2016
...so why not just dance while you wait?
Or, like the cast of Shitfaced Shakespeare, if you’re not driving there’s always the option of getting plastered instead.