View Full Version : need a quick answer by saturday night

06-11-2009, 02:38 PM
Hi Guys I am just over a year post op as some of you know.
My brother wants me and him to go to the download festival on Sunday which is a big music festival for people who dont know.

Here is the prob do you guys think i would be able to drive 250 miles spend a day at a music festival with abut 60,000 other people and then 250 mile trip home...I dont know if my back would be ok or not with all that in one go and he cant help with driving as he doesnt have a licence

Thank you for any replies.


06-11-2009, 04:50 PM

I flew from US to England at 7 months post op and then from US to Australia at 15 months. I spent a lot of time standing in the back of the plane but did ok. If you have been doing well generally and are able to alternately sit and stand, you should be ok. Watch out for unruly crowds though.

06-11-2009, 05:59 PM

Maybe it's your youth :) but even before my surgery, before I had pain, I wouldn't have considered doing all that in one day. LOL I'm 8 months out right now and I think the 250 mile drive one way in a day is as much as I could take.

But again, remember you've got your youth on your side.

06-12-2009, 10:15 AM
Hiya and thank you for the replies, I dont think I will chance it, will probably save the money for a normal gig if I want to go to one.

The festival as I found out today is online anyway so can watch it there and will probably be able to see a lot more anyway, and will be safe at home without the trip home afterwards.