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Glastonbury Music Festival
Member Name: Beth21
Glastonbury Music Festival
Advantages: atmosphere, music, company
2008 was my first ever Glastonbury. The only festival i had been to previously was Download festival which i hadn't enjoyed so much as i am not really a big metal fan. I got tickets for Glastonbury as demand seemed low, perhaps due to headliner choices and there was going to be a group of around 17 of us so i thought why not.
Firstly getting to Glastonbury - i went via National express at Heathrow, which was really fast and we were there an hour before our expected time, £40 return, definitely worth it as its saves time and effort, you can also meet people on coaches!
The camping at Glastonbury was extraordinary, you can camp anywhere. Our group decided to camp rather far from the main arena, approx 30 minute walk, however the hill protected us from the rain, which there was not much of thankfully.
The bands that play are amazing, the headliners are usually quite classic but there are so many bands to see.
Friday - i started the day with Kate Nash who was good, then the Subways who i had not heard much from and performed a great set, i'm now a fan! I saw other bands like Ben Folds, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, the Ting Tings, Vampire weekend The Kills, MGMT - amazing et and the atmosphere when they played the Kids was immense, people where chanting the beat and screaming for more for approx 20 minutes, it was one of those great festival moments. I didn't see Kings of Leon which i now regret, i saw Panic at The Disco instead, who to be fair were really good. We then went on the the tent opposite the Hare Krishna tent which i have forgotten the anme of, danced to some fab hippy tance then onward to silent disco!
Saturday - we all went and discovered trash city and the creative area, ate at the Hare Krishna tent, which was delicious - try! Cant remember what bands i saw, i know i saw outside the other stage quite a bit, we then went and had our fortunes told before watching manou Chou, the Amy Winehouse - who was amazing a really great performance. We then got some warm cider and danced away to JAY - Z who was the best of the weekend. Then went on to the comedy tent, fell asleep re-awoke and hit the stone circle.
Sunday - in the morning we accidently saw the Whip, a great band i really rate now. Spent the whole day at the other stage watching bands alike scouting for girls, mark ronson, newton Faulkner, groove armada and the zutons plus more! After groove armada got so drunk can not remember!
Things to do at the festival :
*Drink brothers cider - lemon and strawberry flavour are my fav!
* get your fortune told / stars read.
* go see some comedy
* look out for suprise bands
* go to the stone circle
* dance at Shangra La in the bass line circus
* get creative
Things to take:
* wet wipes
* loo roll
* rain coat
* sun tan lotion
*disposable bbq's and food save money!
Summary: best thing you can do!
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