If you work in a large enough office with a good mix of the younger generation there will always be one, if not more. Of course, I am talking about the festival goer.
Every year they make their pilgrimage to live in a tent without adequate sanitation alongside thousands of other human beings for 3-4 days of “fun”. For 11 moths of the year they go unnoticed, but they will be there. So how do you spot the festival goer amongst your work colleagues? Here are a few top tips.
1. They took a random Thursday off in October
You probably all thought they were going for a job interview. But you were wrong. This was the day Glastonbury tickets went on sale and it required them to take a whole day off work just to try and secure them. They probably failed.
2. They always know a better/newer/more alternative band
All it takes is a comment about music, or about how you like the band that is playing on the radio and they pounce. Telling you that if you like Band X you should really check out some random band named Headless Chickens on Crack or something equally as bizarre, just to prove their superior music knowledge.
3. They turn up for work a different colour
Suddenly, one Tuesday in the summer, they will appear in the office a different colour than when you last saw them. Either brunt to a crisp if its warm, or a darker shade of mud if its been raining. Dont be alarmed, their skin will return to normal within a week or so.
4. They wear dirty wristbands like a badge of honour
Where most people where watches or bracelets they will be sporting ragged, stained, frayed, cotton festival wristbands. I know, I know it looks weird, but they don’t see it that way.
5. They never stop going on about it!
The first four points are really pretty redundant in most cases. As if you have been within 20 yards of said festival goer in the last six months they will have brought it up. More than once. you will know when they go, who they are going to see, how many times they have been before, and what makes it the best thing ever. And you won’t even have had to ask them a question.