Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Joy of Glastonbury

I just saw a report that the Glastonbury music festival is on this weekend in beautiful Somerset, England. GlastonburyThe 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.


  1. The BBC weather forecast leading in to the One O’Clock News a couple of days ago made a reference to Glastonbury, but the forecaster made an unfortunate slip, describing it as ‘a muddy shite’ instead of ‘a muddy site’. He was barely able to complete the forecast for laughing.

    (In fact I see someone has it uploaded to YouTube…)

  2. Looks like a muddy shite to me.

    Shameful...but cleaner :-)

  3. I went and saw Eric Burdon and the Animals in November. People of all ages were absolutely rockin to the music...except for the two early 20 something guys to my left. Didn't move a muscle. I so love the 60's music.

  4. I'm soft too. But we earned the right to sit these things out now :P

  5. Simon: I listened. Very funny. The rest of the broadcast was a write off with him chuckling away. I half expected a comment from you on my previous post :-)

    jadedj: lol

    Lori: Me too. Music of power and emotion.

    Kate: Damn right!


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