Part of the appeal–if that’s what you want to call it–of going to an outdoor weekend music festival are the hardships. You’re undaunted by the heat, rain, mud, noise, overflowing porta-potties, overpriced concessions, bad drugs, drunken idiots, etc. If you make it through the weekend, you end up with war stories to last a lifetime.
But for those with means, a weekend in a field doesn’t have to be the least bit uncomfortable. Promoters are only too happy to provide you with all sorts of luxuries, even at an event as notoriously rainy, muddy and unsanitary as Glastonbury.
Within the confines of Worthy Farm is Camp Kerala, a glamping area that costs £8,000 (that’s $15,000 CAD) per person for a five-day stay. Each glamper gets a massive tent with carpets, a full bed with soft sheets, fresh flowers and Champagne. There’s an on-call butler, an on-site gourmet restaurant, a bar with specialty cocktails and a spa.
Lovely. And if that weren’t enough, everyone gets a special amenities kit featuring toilet paper–recommended by Gwyneth Paltrow, no less–that runs £100 a roll. That’s about $185 for us Canadians.
The loo roll from Joseph is described as “specially-woven sheets with a vitamin-coated outer layer” with a “soft-fluffed inner core” that results in “optimal absorption. It’s flushable and hypoallergenic.
Sometimes it’s hard not to hate the 1%.
(Via The Daily Mail)