Just got back from the spectacle that is Glastonbury. As first time attendees James and I had a lot of catching up to do. It was a baptism of fire as the whole place was awash in knee deep mud as soon as we got off the bus.
Poncho and “Welingtons” donned we set about seeing the many sites of the festival. We quickly realised we have never seen anything like it, there are many festivals within this festival. You’d probably have to go at least 4 or 5 times to see it all.
Highlights were Coldplay(pictured below) and Beyonce who had the presence and energy to capture the massive audience and get everyone singing alone most of the time. Not forgetting a lot of the amazing lineup of smaller acts. We caught Dominique Young Unique doing her thaaang, with a really funky distinctive style and sound. Definitely watch out for her. We also saw Perth’s own Tame Impala up on the main stage, and they played very chilled out set on the Saturday afternoon.
After traipsing around in mud that was over a foot deep in many places you are literally exhausted, not to mention filthy! The music plays till dawn, around the time the sun comes up and turns your tent into an oven. Definitely something we had o do once, although we were definately glad to be heading back to all the mod cons. Of course not after 5 hours on the bus and an hour on the tube. Yay!
So despite all the muck and discomfort was it worth it? Yes. Without a shadow of a doubt. The atmosphere was electric and Glastonbury was without question something I’ll never forget.