Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Glastonbury 2011

As I mentioned in my last post, I went to Glastonbury on Sunday (this is my last Glastonbury related post I promise). Why the hell was I worried about it raining?? I woke up this morning with sun burnt shoulders that are now hurting enough to remind me why sun factor is my friend. When we arrived it was warm and sunny, but still muddy and I lost track of the amount of times I nearly lost a welly. But as the day wore on the mud dried and we were able to sit down in most places. I only had to queue for the loos once and even they were in pretty good shape considering. I even remembered to take some photos through the day..

This was what we arrived to, mud and lots of it. It was already beginning to dry, but at that point it was thick, sticky and really hard to walk in.

This chap's called Dan Mangan and he was ace. He got all excited when he saw an ice cream van and at the end someone actually bought him a huge ice cream. He was chuffed to bits. He also had the second best beard at the festival.

Some more mud while we waited for Sea of Bees

Quick pic together. Dan took it and I think he did good considering he could barely see a thing!

Sea of Bees and that girl's voice was so damned beautiful. One of the best performances of the day in my opinion.

 Would you look at the stage sign. I mean, just look at it! Wow.

The dreaded 'long drop'. They actually weren't that bad if truth be told. Hats off to the poo parade.

That little white dot on the Pyramid Stage was Laura Marling. I didn't stay that long as it was too hot and crowded. It was a shame because I had to leave Sam Brookes' set after just one song and run across the festival to get there in time (completely lost track of time). 

Ahoy there matey!

Ok so I didn't stay to watch much of Laura Marling, but while Dan and I were sat in an open mic tent, who should run in and jump on stage, but her friend Emily Woods! So I sat there and watched her set instead and she was fab.

Waiting for Queens of the Stone Age. We checked out Beyonce later too, but didn't stay for long. She was putting on an amazing show, but I dunno. Just not my thing I guess.

The only down side of the day was the litter. Don't get me wrong, there's always litter, you have to accept that as part and parcel of the whole thing. I just couldn't shake the feeling that this year there was more of an "ah to hell with it, that's what the litter pickers are for" attitude. Also, I think the sheer number of people there overwhelmed me at times.

Oh and I must share this with you, we caught this guy when we were on a cider hunt. Check out the moves!

All in all we had a great time at Glastonbury. That said I think Dan and I are going to take a break from it for a while and focus on the smaller festivals instead. The next one being the Beacon's Festival in August which we'll be camping at. And if the weather turns out to be sunny, I will be using my factor 50!


  1. looks hot and awesome. the festival looks cool, too;)

  2. One thing that I *really* miss about England (having followed my American beau to the USA) is festival season. It looks like you had a blast!

  3. @L.A. why thank you my lovely!

    @Kerry we definitely did. No festivals for us next year though, we're heading off the States!

  4. Oooh where are you going in the States? To live? xo

  5. I wish! We'll be staying with friends at Upper Saddle River in NJ. I can't wait!


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