I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it until I’m blue in the face, Glastonbury is the best festival to exist, and it’s certainly something I feel everyone should experience at some point in their life.
This summer me and four friends packed up and escaped reality for five days to the fields of Worthy Farm. We decided to bite the bullet and spend money on hiring a campervan which was a complete godsend including a real bed every night, a functioning shower to use every morning, a real toilet which wasn’t even too bad emptying, USB slots to charge our phones on and gas to use to cook tea and toast in the morning. Like literal luxury.
As most of you probably saw there were super duper traffic issues on Wednesday getting to the festival which turned our 3.5-hour journey into one just shy of 13 hours. But at 7.30pm Wednesday night we finally parked up in the fields ready to explore.
The thing about Glastonbury is that you can go the whole weekend and not see any music and it genuinely wouldn’t matter. Wednesday evening and Thursday were completely designed for exploration as there was little music going on and we made sure we did it properly. Last time I went in 2010 I didn’t feel like I saw much and I wanted to change that last time. Wednesday evening was full of fireworks, bonfires and fire eaters while Thursday was the real special day. With so many areas and such a vast expanse there’s so much to do, over the course of the weekend we saw circus acts, comedians, dancers, trapeze acts, played ninja games, had a rave in a cave, went to a day of the dead themed bar/ club which included a special ‘shed’ and much much more.
When the music kicked in on Friday I saw enough to remind me it was a music festival but not too much, this included getting my grime on to Skepta and Stormzy, seeing pop princess Jess Glynn, Bastille and being introduced to the amazing Signor Ros. But Friday’s highlight for me was obviously Bring Me The Horizon. My favourite band, who are by no means a traditional Glasto band played the Other Stage which is pretty much like the second/ third biggest stage there and it was incredible.
Saturday saw me catch Madness, The 1975, a bit of Fatboy Slim although the tent was completely rammed and Adele. Now I am not an Adele fan at all, I really don’t like her music but all my friends wanted to go and there’s no denying that her voice is incredible. I am glad I can say that I saw her, and she is hilarious, but once is enough.
Sunday morning was a massive highlight and saw us get up at about 8am to queue to see the premiere of Finding Dory, yes I’ve seen it already and I have to say it’s amazing. It’s not quite up there with Nemo but it’s not far behind! Well worth an early rise. After packing up and having a relax I caught Ellie Goulding who was a complete disappointment due to the fact that I am almost certain she was lip syncing. Her vocals were so out of time on the screens yet when she spoke at the beginning they were in time, then she stopped speaking to the crowd at all, constantly turning her back to say thanks and then a load of affects were added to the videos to stop the out of timing being so noticeable. I’d like to think she wasn’t miming but it’s hard to deny something was up! The day finished with Craig David who was one of my weekend highlights, and an amazing headline performance by Cyndi Lauper who was incredible.
Overall I had such an amazing weekend and even all the mud didn’t dampen the weekend. Oh and btw yes I did fall in it on Saturday evening, like wellie stuck, foot out, splat in the mud type of the thing. But I did not care (and I wasn’t even drunk haha!)
Have you ever been to Glastonbury? Would you ever go?