Wow, what a weekend. Glastonbury is the best weekend ever, everyone should go.
The site is gob smacking in size, it’s the size of a small town, and with 200,000 people there it felt as busy as a small town, got there on the Thursday and managed to find a spot to pitch our tents, then we got some food and found the organic wine tent which was going to prove to be our most popular venue for the weekend, on the Thursday there was not much official entertainment on but most people were finding some dance music around to chill or dance to. we didn’t I’d spent the day helping my brother plumb in a new bath so I was knackered and wanted to get a good day in on the Friday so i went back and slept.
Friday was great saw loads of stuff including The Darkness who’s set yet again kicked ass, especially considering they started at 10:15am! also saw Inspiral Carpets who weren’t particularly my cup of tea, John Otway who is now a two hit wonder and was very funny in the comedy tent, also saw Roksopp who’s music didn’t suit the occasion but was greatly played, then headed over to REM who were as expected great.
Then got drunk and went to sleep again (i seemed to do that a lot)
Saturday was one of the more anticipated days, with Radiohead headlining. It was hot and sunny and i was aching all over from sleeping on the ground, I could also feel my neck buring slightly but never the less I headed to the main stage in the afternoon to see Polyphonic Spree got there too early and sat in the middle of the ground while Jimmy Cliff played and promptly fell asleep only to wake half way through the Polyphonic Spree set, which seemed to be doing well but I had missed most of it. Doh, ah well back to the Organic Wine Tent But I did see the best performance ever by Miloko. I loved it, it was such an upbeat performance and really got the crowd going. Then it was over to Radiohead and another great headliner it was, they played all there classics bar Creep, (but luckily it wasn’t going to be a song I wouldn’t see)
Sunday was another hot one with occasional showers. I saw Asian Dub Foundation who were good, also saw a bit of Signor Ros who’s songs were brilliant if all very similar.. But then it was the best performance of the weekend, by Moby. The set was fantastically paced; he’d read the audience and played a brilliantly upbeat rave set that just blew you away, also the fact that I was about ten people from the front, in a crowd of 90,000 must have helped. But he left us wanting more and came on for a single song encore which turned out to be a slightly dance version of Creep. Still wanted more but that’s how your supposed to leave an audience I guess.
All in all a fantastic weekend and I’m definitely going next year.!!
PS. on a worse note found my e-mail box stuffed with 5234 emails when I came back all of it was from someone who had used an iouk.com email address to send spam, so I got all the reports where e-mail wasn’t sent. and a few angry e-mails from people to whom it was sent. Bloody spammers! kill them all.