So will there be the same number of people there this year as last? It was really starting to feel like too much by the end of the weekend last year, and if it was rainy that would probably have made things worse as everybody dashes for cover. For the first time, I found myself camping out at one stage rather than sprinting around to catch as much as possible. On the other hand, it's lovely to be surrounded by as many lovely, happy people as possible, and it's increasing capacity that helps employ all the people who make the experience so brilliant.
Any ways (if Walter's listening?) to make things run smoother with more people? With a couple of exceptions, there weren't any excessive queues last year, and it was good to see part of the bank in front of the mountain stage marked out to discourage picnic blankets. The biggest single change I can think of this time would be to create a "no sitting/loitering" corridor leading across the field from the Far Out Tent, and generally "decluttering" the walk between the 2 biggest stages at busy times. It's also pretty clear that there needs to be more on on Thursday evening- having everyone gathered around one tent was far too much. A couple of acts on in the walled garden would help.