What Is The Best Mobile Phone To Take To Glastonbury Festival?


You’ve made it! You finally have made it to the Glastonbury Festival. So, you take a selfie with some of your friends, when BOOM! Some idiot runs into your elbow and knocks your phone into the mud. Here you are, right at the beginning of your holiday, and you have no phone. So, avoid the inconvenience, frustration, and disappointment by getting a phone that can take the abuse. Here, we will talk about the best mobile phone to take to your Glastonbury Festival Accommodation.

Nautiz X1


The Nautiz X1 may not be the prettiest phone on the market, but it may be one of the toughest. It is resistant to being dropped in water, and can withstand extreme humidity – which makes it easier to use in the rain. It also is resistant to drops on a hard service and to extreme vibrations. You can have your Nautiz X1 installed with Android 4.0, or with Windows.



Nothing is tougher than a Caterpillar, and now, you can have a phone as tough as a Caterpillar. The CAT B15 Android smartphone is water resistant, and is sturdy in a 6 foot drop. Not only that, the screen works when the phone is wet. The price is right, too, coming in at under $349.



An IP67 certified phone, the JCB ToughPhone Pro-Smart is one of the toughest phones on the market. It is durable and resistant to water, dust, and shock. It has 256 MB of RAM, and an 800MHz processor. Unfortunately, it’s handset is rather outdated in regards to software specs. Hardware is also somewhat limited.

AT&T NEC Terrain


The NEC Terrain, by AT&T, may be one of the toughest Phones on the market. Shock resistant, it also handles fluids, dirt, and extremities of temperatures like a champ. It is probably the toughest phone in the AT&T lineup. Hardware-wise, it’s hard to beat, with its double speakers that face the front. It makes it much easier to hear conversations in a noisy environment, such as the Glastonbury Festival. The NEC Terrain has 1GB of RAM with a Snapdragon S4 chip.



Are you ready to go military? The CASIO G’zOne is manufactured to military standards. You can wear gloves when you use this phone, and it has front speakers, too. This makes it great for noisy environments. It has 4G LTE connectivity, which makes it super fast. It is also rugged.


You can also consider getting a tough case for your iPhone. The Lunatik Taktik Case has Gorilla Glass that can withstand – well – a gorilla. We’ve all seen the old luggage ads with a gorilla throwing around suitcases and bags, only to be frustrated with the one brand that won’t break open. That’s the way it is with a Gorilla Glass case. It can protect your phone and the screen, and while it may not be water proof, it is most certainly shatter proof, offering great protection for your phone.


Use Apps To Learn To Dance

The skill of dancing evades most people. Watching other people on the dance floor does not help, because, seriously, most of them look stupid, and you do not want to look like they do, right? Furthermore, unless you attended cotillion as a child, you probably were never taught to dance. But, you do not have to remain a wallflower. You can look just as silly as everybody else, and have fun doing it, you won’t have to worry about your dance shoes when learning to dance using apps.

Pocket Salsa


Don’t you love watching people do the salsa? Believe it or not, there is a series of moves you do in salsa that is not to hard to learn. You can learn them with Pocket Salsa. There are over 100 lessons included on this app, and gives you plenty of great rhythms to practice with in preparation for your next party. This app runs about $4.

Bboy Step by Step


Learn the basics of street dance with the $2 Bboy Step by Step. Taught by Bboy Jeromeskee, of Rock steady, the app offers 15 tutorials that can teach you the footwork of street dancing, along with toprock and freezing. In addition, if you are left handed, you can flip the video.

Breakdance Step-by-Step


For $5, you can get more detailed instruction on how to breakdance like a pro. The windmill, tornado, floats, threading, six step, baby freeze, backspins, and handglides are just a few of famous moves you can learn with this app. While this app is a little pricier than others, you get nearly 50 tutorials that give vast details on a wide variety of moves. It even takes you up to the so-called power moves of the trax/halos and 2000s.

Learn Hip Hop Dance


Brice Johnson, otherwise known as “Professor Lock”, teaches these tutorials on Hip Hop dance. For only $2, you can learn the Running Man, the Dougie, and the Harlem Shake. Critics also say that Johnson does a great job of guiding users of the app in developing their own style and looking great while they do it.



Ok, Zumba may be seen as more of an exercise than a dance, but it moves to music, so that’s a lot like a dance, right? This $5 app is another pricy one, but you get lots of workouts to some great Latin music.

Tap App


Do you wish you could learn some more traditional moves? Tap App is $2, and teaches you how to tap dance. This classic dance is illustrated with detailed drawings that instruct you in each move, and then demonstrates them in the tutorials. With this app, you learn the 12 basic steps that comprise tap dancing. There are two $1 add-on packs that teach an additional 24 steps. There are plenty of instructions and practice opportunities with these tutorials.

Dance the Rumba

The Rumba is another popular dance that has made a comeback. This app is free, and gives you 5 lessons. There are eleven more at $1 each.


There’s A Weird App For That


Just when you thought it was safe to go out in the internet – weird apps pop up out of nowhere. From prevention of drunk dialing to learning to play piano, and from arranging your furniture to engaging in a toilet paper war, you can find just about anything in the app store. With over a million apps on the market, there are some really cool, weird, and curious ones available that can entertain and educate you for just a small fee.


Ikea 3-D App

The Ikea 3-D app will help you to place virtual furniture in your virtual home. Confused about whether or not that “perfect” sofa will fit into your small living room? It’s simple! You take a picture of the symbol on the page of the Ikea catalogue, and place the catalogue in the spot where you want the piece of furniture. Your device will show you the item in the very spot where you laid the catalogue. This is possibly one of the most useful furniture apps, and it can also demonstrate what non-ikea items might look like, for instance if you found a hifi cabinet in one furniture store, just find something similar in the app and you can see what it looks like.


Piano Maestropiano-maestro

Have you always regretted dropping piano lessons? Are you tired of making your children drag themselves to the piano to practice? The, Piano Maestro by Joytunes is the app for you. You can touch the keys on the virtual keyboard to play piano, or it will actually respond to an acoustic or digital keyboard! Not only that, Joytunes has recently made the app FREE to music teachers, and to students who sign up under their teachers’ accounts. Some of the most popular piano methods are included in the app, so you can take lessons from your teacher, and practice at home using the app in a game format.


Paper Racing


Ready for something that is just silly? Try Paper Racing. That’s right, you can race a friend in trying to get all of the paper off of a virtual toilet paper roll. Hmm…I wonder if the cat would settle for an app?

Drunk Dial No!



Do you have numbers in your phone that you should never, under any circumstances, call? Maybe you have them there just so the name shows up if they call you, and you can ignore the call. Maybe you just can’t let go. However, problems arise when you have one – or two – too many, and think this is a great time to give that person a call. With Drunk Dial No! you can block those numbers while you are still sober. Then, when you lose your mind and try to give that person a call in the wee, drunk hours of the morning, your phone tells you NO WAY! You will have to wait a few more hours before you can dial that number.

Apps can entertain, amuse, educate, and communicate. There are plenty of them out there, too, and many have multiple games from which to choose. The Joytunes app, for instance, has Dustbuster attached, which is a non-musicians’ version of Piano Maestro.