It’s that time again. Time to lament that Glastonbury is once again over for another year. But it’s double sadness this year as my favourite festival will not return until 2019. Massively sad times.
And so there is another Glastonbury over. I’ve got a serious case of the post-Glastonbury blues so I thought I’d share my weekend and daydream away back to Worthy Farm.
After an, ahem, eventful start (Fran!), we piled into our cars and off we drove to Somerset. We arrived at 7am and by 10am our camp was set up in the wonderful Park Home Ground, overlooking the Other Stage.
As the only one in our group of 12 that had ever been to Glastonbury before, I decided to take the group up to the top of the hill by the Stone Circle for the first night to give them an idea of the site and we were treated to the most majestic sunset.
It’s a truly magical place and I felt even more in love with it this year.
I didn’t see a bad act all weekend, but here were my two highlights:
I love, love, LOVE Florence and have followed her career since she played in a tiny tent at Leeds Festival in 2008. Her set was full of energy, excitement, emotion. She showcased her fabulous new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, as well as the best of her back catalogue and a heartfelt version of Times Like These by the Foo Fighters. Every song was brilliant and her voice continues to give me goosebumps. What was lovely to see was how grateful and humble she was about the performance. It was incredibly moving, a real highlight of the weekend.
Oh! What a feeling!! When we’re dancing on the ceiling! Lionel’s set was un-be-lee-va-bl! Glastonberry! Hellooooooo, is it me you’re looking for?! It was just a brilliant, uplifting, hilarious set. I adored it! And so did 100,000 other people, fantastic!
After a wonderful weekend, we all watched The Who together before heading home the next morning. It was wonderful.
Until next year, Glastonbury
Glastonbury Festival is my favourite place on Earth. I have yet to find somewhere that I cherish as dearly and whole-heartedly love as much as Glastonbury Festival. Some of the people I love the most were there and I’ve had some of the best experiences of my life there. The atmosphere is incredible – like nothing I’ve ever experienced prior or since.
This year was my fourth Glastonbury and it was brilliant. Here are some of my highlights:
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I’M GOING TO GLASTONBURY! *Dances around the room*
Glastonbury Festival is my very favourite place on this Earth (from the bits I’ve seen of it anyway!) And as I’m a bit of a festival goer I thought I’d share with you some festival essentials and tips that I’ve picked up along the way!
1. Dry shampoo becomes a valuable commodity – stock up and use it to barter with.
2. Only take make up you won’t care about when you drop it in mud – leave the high end stuff at home!
3. Don’t wear jeans, wear tights! Seriously, the best piece of advice I can give.
4. Baby wipe washes are grim but get used to them – don’t be the twat who queues up for 5hours for a shower and miss all the music.
6. Don’t expect to look fashionable and you’ll never be let down.
7. You may get urinated on at some point during the festival, mentally prepare yourself.
8. Try to think when you’re going to need the toilet… then set off a good hour or so before hand to avoid embarrassment.
9. Talk to everyone. From the strange to the sublime you meet people from all walks of life at a festival, embrace it.
10. Forget all the rules and just have an incredible time.
Peace and love,