The saying one man’s trash is another man’s treasure couldn’t be any truer for one festival goer.
Ethan Overton, 20, from Bournemouth, is one lucky guy after leaving Reading Festival with more than he bargained for.
The student took to TikTok to reveal that not only did he have a hair-raising time at the music weekender, but shortly after it was over, he stumbled on a heap of gold.
After enjoying a jam-packed weekend of fun with his mates, a curious Ethan stayed behind to scour the campsites to see what he could find.
Amidst a messy aftermath of litter and trash, he was shocked to discover a goldmine of discarded items such as luxury pillows, trainers and even stoves, which were left behind by fellow revellers. Unfortunately some people were unconvinced, with one person branding it ‘disgusting’.
In the video, Ethan can be heard saying ‘It was so crazy to see how much stuff people left behind. I couldn’t believe it!’
The hilarious clip shows Ethan hunting for treasure throughout a cluttered mess left behind by others at the festival.
At first glance, the scenes appear to show nothing more than folded drink cans, tissues and half eaten snacks. However upon closer inspection, a trove of goodies is unravelled before our very eyes.
Ethan discovered an air mattress, camping chairs, a luxury pillow and even a pair of fairly used sunglasses.
As he made his way around the grounds, he also uncovered a portable cooking stove, a sleeping bag, lights, camping chairs, trainers, food and much more.
People took to the comments section to weigh in on Ethan’s finds, although it seems they weren’t too impressed.
One viewer wrote: ‘I go to a techno festival in Germany and the camping ground never looks like this afterwards’.
Another added: ‘This is disgusting!’
Meanwhile a third questioned: ‘Are they allowed to leave it like that and do that?
Elsewhere one Leeds Festival worker has disclosed a shocking revelation of her own.
Bethany Madden revealed that donning a high vis and putting a shift in means you get free access to watch the best bands and even mingle with A-listers.
The student took to TikTok to say she’ll always sign up to work at the festival rather than paying to go – because staff get so many perks.
Bethany worked at the long-running music festival last weekend after originally acquiring the job through a student group at university.
Now on her third year of working it, she says there are a lot more perks for staff than she originally anticipated – excluding hot showers which are a ‘lucky’ occurrence.
She explains: ‘These are the reasons why we would only ever work at Leeds Festival and wouldn’t come normally again.’
‘Firstly, the hours. We worked 8am until 7pm on both Wednesday and Thursday, although we got let off early and actually finished at like, 5pm.’
‘We’ve had Friday and Saturday both completely off and all we have left to do is our Sunday shift which is 9am until 6pm.
‘So, yeah. We basically managed to watch all of the festival.’
She moves on to reason number two and discusses staff camping, which she says is ‘so much nicer than normal camping’.
She continues: ‘[Staff camping] is actually quiet at night because people have to get up for work the next morning.
‘The toilets are okay. The showers – we actually have showers and if you’re lucky, you get a warm one.’
‘We also get access to the VIP guest bar area, which has proper toilets, like ceramic, with running water.
‘That’s the main perk. Also, the artists go there, so you might occasionally see someone famous. The only person I’ve seen is Luke Ayling.’
She also reveals that staff meals are ‘loads cheaper’ than food purchased from the festival’s vendors, and if you’re lucky you may even get a free food voucher.
She concludes with her last reason being the cool hard cash, boasting it to be £11.50 an hour.