Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Dance yourself clean.


  
 
  
 
 
Glastonbury is over for another year and I have a SAD. It was so awesome. It's ALWAYS so awesome. Even when you're standing in the pouring rain, watching a band that you don't like all that much, it's STILL awesome (partly because they sell hot cider! Hot cider is the best thing in the world. Why doesn't everywhere sell hot cider?)

The weather was crazy - pouring and muddy one day, beautiful and sunburn-inducing the next - but that's all part of Glastonbury's charm. I've even come back with a slight tan - VERY rare for me!

My highlights: Beyonce (AMAZING), Chase and Status (SO GOOD), The Kills (Alison Mosshart is SO FRICKING COOL) and singing American Pie in the middle of thousands of people along with Don McLean. Oh, and this one burrito I had. It was phenomenal.

Also? Circus skills - now an annual activity - and the Silent Disco.

I got it up there seconds after this photo was taken, I did!
 
I lived in this hat - just £5 from H&M - so stylish, SPOTTY, and ideal for sun or pouring rain! J'adore. And I didn't totally ruin it!

 
 

The non-stage areas are always my favourite bits - so much creativity and mad visuals all in one place. I loved the dystopian universe they created in Shangri-La - so weird and creepy and awesome.

    
  

If you're someone who has thought of going before, and been scared off by the mud and the camping and the everything - don't be. Yes, it's muddy. Yes, we got rained on. Yes, sleeping in tents and not showering is not that fun. But the highs way, way, way outweigh the lows. Everyone is having the time of their life, so everyone is lovely and happy. The music is incredible. The food is awesome. But more than everything else, it's the atmosphere that has brought me back six times already.

It's not on next year - there's a fallow year to allow the farm to recover - but I'm already plotting for 2013. YOU SHOULD COME.


 
 
PS - My friend Russell took a lot of these photos - well, all the best ones. His flickr is here - he is ridiculously good at this photography business.
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10 comments

  1. Looks like you had an amazing time :) I've always wanted to go to a silent disco!! I've never been to a festival because of the mud and the camping and stuff, but I'm so tempted by Glastonbury!
    Sirens and Bells xx

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  2. Aww I'm on such a huge post-glastonbury downer...I want to live there! Your photos are fantastic, I feel like there's loads here that I never got to see (and we did loads!). You probably need 6 visits to get round it all!x

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  3. I am a reading girl but the last two years I have watched Galsto on TV and had the sudden urge to go. I am more intriged by the non stage things rather than the music! The atomsphere always looks so electric!
    Love all the photos!
    Sophie
    x

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  4. What a lovely lot of photos. I went to a silent disco room in the Tate gallery once in Liverpool, which was quite fun, although I imagine it would be much better on a much bigger scale!

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  5. More than the coverage over the weekend, than the acts I saw on TV, more than ANYTHING else I have seen, these photos make me want to go to Glastonbury. It looks like you had an incredible time.

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  6. Beautiful photos, you look like you had a lot of fun :)

    Maria xxx

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  7. It looks amazing! You must have had so much fun - I am very jealous!

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  8. We should DEFINITELY get a group of bloggers together for a Glasto 2013 trip. LET'S DO THIS

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  9. Whoops, I pressed the wrong button and my comment posted too soon.

    Love your photos. That hat is awesome!

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  10. 2013 WILL be my Glastonbury year! X

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