Posted by: Jim Hutchins24 JUN 2010
Before Iforget. Tony sends his love to all the old team and wishes he could be here.
Tony Guestran the pharmacy team at Glastonbury Festival from 1998 to 2008 and instilledin us the whole idea of totally professional pharmacy AND lots of festival fun!We miss you too Tony!
My day startedwith a wash and shave at the open air sinks. There was a queue but it didn’tmatter because it’s amazing how fast one washes in icy cold water! The sun wasalready getting hot and I felt great as I headed down into the market to touchbase with James Powell at the pharmacy. He was working with todays team, Rob& James, whom I would be working with later in the day. I headed back up tothe tent for a cooked breakfast with the family. Although the food outlets aresuperb, many people still do campsite cooking for the flavour and to savemoney. Most bring the food with them but supplies of eggs and milk areavailable. In fact, because it’s on a dairy farm, milk is sold around thecamping areas from the back of a trailer.
I finallygot to wander today with the children. The highlight was the visit to the KidsField where they investigated the Fairytale Castle and slide, took in a coupleof rides, both had their faces painted free, and dipped into a couple of shows.Glastonbury is a great, and safe place for children and families have always beenpart of it. The biggest worry is to lose a child but, although very many do getlost, they have always been successfully reunited. Although there are police atthe festival, the visible ones are on horseback. My children met twobeautifully trained police horses. The horses, Cultin and Clifford, are part ofa team of eight police horses who will work shifts, like the rest of theworkers, during the festival.
I startedwork at 3pm and had one of my busiest shifts in the last eleven years. Thecontinued sunshine and the resulting dust led to huge runs on sun lotion,antihistamines and both cromoglycate and chloramphenicol eyedrops. As I handover to Sunil and Manisha for their 10pm to 1am shift, it is a relief to know thatJames Powell is on his way to us with a huge stock refill for tomorrow. I can’tbelieve how many friends, new and old I met up with today. There was a constantsupply of grinning faces from the beginning until the end. I love Glasto.
Althoughthe 2010 Glastonbury Festival doesn’t officially start until tomorrow, everyoneis here and the party has already started.
Right. Dayoff tomorrow. It might be a late night!