It takes a lot of stuff to fill the Greenbelt site and make it work as it should. And once the festival’s over, all that stuff has to go somewhere.
Thankfully, our friends at Safestore gave us a big old unit to store all our odds and ends. If you were to take a look inside, these are some of the more curious things you’d discover…
- Two Raspberry Pis
Nope, that’s not a typo. A Raspberry Pi (no ‘e’) is a tiny computer that we use for super-smart stuff around the site. (Also, putting raspberry pies in storage for a year between Greenbelts would be insane. We’d eat them beforehand, obviously.)
- All the 1993 and 1994 talks on cassette
We’ve been waiting 23 years for tapes to come back into fashion. And apparently they finally have. Expect to see these long-lost vestiges of the ‘90s in the G-store at Greenbelt 2018. Or not.
- Pictures of U2’s Bono as an undercover steward in the 1980s
Admittedly, Bono always looks a little undercover thanks to his ever-present sunglasses. But when he was stewarding at Greenbelt, he looked extra undercover.
- Every Greenbelt programme ever (probably)
That terrible haircut you had at Greenbelt 1993? Yep, it’s immortalised in a Greenbelt programme for future Greenbelters to study for years to come.
- Enough hi vis jackets to be seen from space
Much like The Great Wall of China, if you laid out all the hi vis Greenbelt jackets en masse, you’d almost certainly be able to see them from space.
- Six fans
After this year’s scorcher of a Greenbelt, we should probably invest in a few more.
- A box of Greenbelt umbrellas parasols
Our pessimistic thinking came back to bite us at this year’s paradisiacal Greenbelt. Which meant we had to rapidly rebrand our fancy new umbrellas as parasols.
- An eye-watering amount of cafetières and urns
Keeping thousands of thirsty Brits watered is a mammoth task, which is why you’ll find more large hot drink receptacles than you can shake a stick at.
Thanks again to Safestore for housing all our oddments. We think you’re swell!