Last weekend me and my sister-in-law managed to get 4 and half hours sleep in the space of 48 hours (from 9am Saturday morning to 9am Monday morning), all because of one crazy, mad (but utterly brilliant) local festival.
I know, catchy title isn't it?
Anyway, here's what we got up to (literally) over the space of 24 hours...
10am - We'd been in the festival the previous night to see Elbow and Arcade Fire (who were both fab!) and we knew we'd be working hard over the next couple of days so a bit of a lie-in was definitely needed. Andrew got the tea and coffee ready while we were getting up.
11am - While we were packing our bags ready for the day, Andrew prepared a big fry up to start the day right.
12pm - This was the scene in our back garden. We're about a 20 minute drive from the festival itself so the fact that it was raining at home didn't necessarily mean that it would rain down there but it wasn't looking good!
We packed wellies, raincoats, umbrellas and bin bags just in case.
1pm - I made some bacon rolls ready to eat during the overnight shift.
2pm - The car was packed and we were ready to go (this is what my sister-in-law's car looked like after just one visit to the festival car parks).
3pm - We picked up our parking pass and headed towards the blue car parks. All the car parks are colour and number coded but you still have a job to find your car again!
4pm - After a 30 minute walk from the car park, we were almost at pedestrian gate C, right next to the theatre and circus fields.
5pm - We managed to catch the end of Lana del Rey on the Pyramid Stage and then popped into the Yeo Valley tent for some frozen yogurt, managing to time it just perfectly as the heavens opened!
6pm - The rains began to clear and we watched Robert Plant do his set on the Pyramid Stage.
7pm - My sister-in-law headed off to see the Manic Street Preachers on the Other Stage while I went off to see Marcus Brigstocke in the Cabaret Tent.
8pm - I had a bit of a wander around in-between Marcus Brigstocke (who finished at 7.30pm) and Goldfrapp (who were on the West Holts Stage at 8.30pm).
9pm - Right in the middle of Goldfrapp's set!
10pm - I met up with my sister-in-law at a little tent called The Cake Hole (which we always make a beeline for) as they sell cake, pudding and custard! I had Banana, Chocolate and Cinder Toffee Cake with a generous helping of hot custard and a cup of steaming hot sweet tea.
11pm - The last visit before heading out for our shift at midnight, we stopped off at the West Holts Stage to see a bit of Bryan Ferry.
12am - Signing in for our 8 hour shift! Our Carnival club mans two areas in Pilton, a farm on the main road and a little lane in the village itself. That night, me and my sister-in-law were watching over the farmyard.
1am - The view from the back of the farmyard over the festival site (the bright lights on the left are from the celebrity helipad).
2am - Keeping myself awake by reading magazines and books, whilst also keeping an ear on the radio just in case there's anything happening.
3am - The main road was still full of cars driving along; the light on the left is one of the farmyard barns and the lights on the right are vehicles!
4am - It's just beginning to get light over the festival site.
5am - Dawn had well and truly broken. It's amazing what a difference one hour makes!
6am - We managed to spy spots of blue sky up above the clouds.
7am - Looking a bit brighter and with the possibility of a nice day!
8am - Our shift was over and we're on the way home to a well-deserved comfy bed.
9am - And we're home! Back to bed for a few hours sleep before getting up and doing it all over again...