Glastonbury 2010 is over for another year.  This year I took Rosemary, she was not a happy bunny and vowed never to go again.  We started off driving to Pilton on the Thursday, no traffic, no queues, but some difficulty finding a spot to put the tent up.  We had a wander around Green Fields, a meal, and then I watched Curved Air play at the Croissant Neuf stage.

The highlight for me was the band called Slash, the lowlight was the amount of rap which seems to have embedded itself into acts.

Other highlights were the quality and selection of food and drink. Rosemary heard someone wanting to know the supplier of the sushi because it was so much better than from back home.  There was real ale in most of the bars alongside the lager.  Exploring the site, watching the sunset over the site, the quiet areas of the site, and the thriving noisy areas.  There is something for everyone, and every mood.  Take a look at the pictures from Block 9 and Shangri-La and see the potential excitement.

The downside were the loos, but can any festival cater sensibly for so many.

We left on Monday and again met little traffic on the exit, until we met a coach coming down a narrow lane.  Why was a Glastonbury bus driving up the exit route on a virtually single lane road?

This year Glastonbury 2010 was hot, cloudless, no rain, dry and dusty, still there were girls with wellington boots.

Who did I see:

Thursday

  • Curved Air

Friday

  • Rolf Harris
  • The Stranglers
  • Bonobo
  • Gorillaz

Saturday

  • Tinchy Stryder
  • The Lightning Seeds
  • Jackson Browne
  • Seasick Steve
  • The Dead Weather
  • Shakira
  • Scissor Sisters with a guest spot by Kylie Minogue

Sunday

  • The Bees
  • Tunng
  • Slash
  • Staff Benda Billy
  • Stevie Wonder

I met Ed a couple of times.  I used to work with him.  He had a job as a steward in the dance tent.  We also bumped into Hugh whom we know from the Berkshire branch of the Cambridge Society, but failed to recognize immediately.

My regret is not seeing Lloyd Grossman from Masterchef and Through the Keyhole  fame, who played in Avalon early Monday morning.  He has reformed his punk band, The New Forbidden.  We found out too late.


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