Glastonbury on crutches!
It can be done… I did t in the park on crutches though I wasn't camping, absolutely killed me though and a lot of it wasn't much fun. Can't speak for Glastonbury, we camped beside a guy at Reading one year who was on crutches and he was having a terrible time of it with the softer ground.
Depends on the injury really, there's a really good chance of being accidentally knocked or tripped, I went over twice at t in the park just because of people not being aware of me, so if the knee's still delicate it might not be a good idea.
Sorry to be a bit negative but I don't think I'd do it, not if there was a likelihood of causing further injury. I think I'd end up playing it so safe I might as well not be there.Posted 8 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
went to one of the scottish festivals with a guy not long after he had his achilies done. He was crutches and moon boot, what it really meant was access to all the diabled camping and platforms so more toilets shorter walks and better views than most, Most of the staff also let his 6 assistants up on the platforms and through the shortcuts great fun. Though this was an exceptionally well organised festivalPosted 8 years agoalexathomeMember
I've done 2 Glastonburys's on crutches, camped in the green field both times (both times it was sunny, no mud – back in the early 90's) carrying a rucksack was tough going, but do-able certainly. Get some practice first thou, I wasn't weight bearing and it'll be tough on your arms.
If it's muddy you'll need to 'adapt' your crutches. Easy to do. I've spent 10 years on and off crutches (with one 2 1/2 year stretch) so anything crutches related i've probably had to do it.Posted 8 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Oh, I should've said, if you're happy being in the disabled bit then it'll work much better, better still if you park yourself in front of one stage all day, I think that coloured my experience though as I like to be in the crowd and I move around all day, which didn't work too well.
How long will you have been on crutches at that point? It'll definately help if you've been on them for a while and done some decent mileage, your arms, shoulders and hands will be more used to it.Posted 8 years agodave_rudabarMember
You've not been before, I assume?Posted 8 years ago
It'll be hard going, will you be with sympathetic friends who can carry stuff for you?
I've seen people hobbling about there before & apart from aching arms, seems that the mud is the only major problem. You're not gonna be able to get in the middle of the crowds, means u can hang out at the bar for longer! 🙂mojo5proMember
Are you mad!! Don't do it. You'll spend all the festival trying to avoid getting it knocked and with thousands of drunken revellers the chances are quite high.
If something happened you'd be kicking yourself (with you good leg, obviously!) 😆
What's more important 3 days slipping about in mud 😯 or getting your leg right?Posted 8 years ago
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