I just saw a report that the Glastonbury music festival is on this weekend in beautiful Somerset, England. The festival started in 1970 (in fact it was first held the day after Jimi Hendrix died) and has been held most years since then. I was there in 1990 when The Cure were the top act -it was a fantastically psychedelic weekend. Oh to be that young and brave again.
The headline acts this year are Blur, The Prodigy and Nick Cave and I see there’s even a few of my old favourites including Crosby, Stills and Nash, Bruce Springsteen, Echo and the Bunnymen and Neil Young.
Initial reports indicate there’s been rain and the first photos, see example below, indicate that mud is yet again an issue this year. I guess it makes for a softer landing at least.
Photo / AP
It makes me feel old that upon seeing this photo, my initial reaction is to thank the gods that I don’t feel the need to put myself in situations like this anymore.
I have gotten shamefully soft.