Hang about the title of this thread is :-
"Mobiles - no place at a festival"
Well I'm sorry but it isn't specific enough! The all too obvious answer to the question is Yes there is!
Before the Festival, helpful getting to the Festival, Helpful meeting up with friends to go to a concert, They have GPS and Street Maps and route finders so you can find the Venue! There is a place for them when someone becomes ill or has an accident you won't find a phone box.
You can check up on your Children or Grand Children no hassle with "I have had my phone turned off in the concert. So I thought I would give you a ring in case you were ringing me?……….What was that dear I couldn't hear for that bloke complaining about Mobile Phones!…………..What was that your outside calling for a Taxi? Ok I'll see you soon it's nice to know your safe!"
As many reasons as you can think of for not having a mobile phone I can think of more reasons why you should. You cannot imagine how much I enjoy ringing my friends up that night to tell them just what they have missed. I can also tell them that they can catch another great concert the next night.
Now don't you worry I will take personal responsibility and ring my friends up whilst they are at the concert to remind them to turn off their Mobile Phone! I don't want them setting off the wingers and moaners again.
PS Just take note of how many people you see walking home especially late at night talking on their mobiles. The worlds such a safe place I wonder why?