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    My best friend and I were meant to go to tramlines festival this weekend but she can't get the time off work. She feels terrible about it and like she's let me down and although its a shame I'm not too upset about it.

    Here's my issue.

    I always only planned on going with a friend(s). Now that I'm solo again I've decided to try and sell my ticket and found a buyer. The only issue is that if I don't go, I'll get my money back but my friend will feel even worse for making me miss out. And if I do go I'm worried I won't really enjoy it on my own.

    I don't know anyone else who is attending so can't find alternative people to meet up with. What should I do?

    Sell my ticket, not go, get my money back and make my friend feel worse about it?
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    Go alone, maybe have a sucky time but at least enjoy the music and make her feel a bit better?


    Also if anyone else has been in a similar position I'd love to hear about your experience.
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    Personally I wouldn't consider going to a festival alone at all, let alone to make someone feel better about cancelling on me after we'd already booked the tickets. I think going to a festival alone would be completely miserable.

    It's generous of you to consider going just to make your friend feel better, OP, but you don't need to feel bad about selling your ticket. To actually make her feel better you'd then probably have to lie and claim you had a good time, and keep up that lie forever. I wouldn't want to put myself in that position. And if she suspected that you didn't actually have a good time then she'd even worse. This all sounds like far too much of a headache to me. Just sell your ticket and tell your friend you're not bothered.
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    i've only ever gone to festivals with my parents, i just tend to go see the bands and stuff on my own, which i've always enjoyed a lot. although i guess it could be worse/more nerve-racking knowing i've got zero backup. anyway the actual set attending i've found super enjoyable on my own, especially the anonymity. it's a judgement call upon what you're comfortable with and your social temperament. either way i hope it goes well.
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    Going to gigs/concerts is actually the funnest s*it, honestly. Not sure about a festival though.
 
 
 
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