Mud, Music and Mayhem at Glastonbury

With glorious Glastonbury descending on the fields of Worthy Farm once again, here’s a photo essay of some of my favourite moments from Glasto 2014. You’ll laugh (I hope). You’ll cry (probably not). But you will, undoubtedly, be very grateful that you have indoor plumbing.

The Pyramid Stage

The Pyramid Stage

AWESOME OUTFITS

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If you can’t wear your sequined cape and Spandex at Glastonbury, then really, where CAN you wear them?

Ten gallon...er, make that ten PINT...hat. Getting a "head" start on the party.

Ten gallon…er, make that ten PINT…hat. Getting a “head” start on the party.

Pocahontas on her mobile phone. "I'm not getting a smoke signal here."

Pocahontas on her mobile phone. “I’m not getting a smoke signal here.”

Well, HELLO, Dolly! Dolly Parton fans

Well, HELLO, Dolly! Dolly Parton fans are in the house.

What do you get when you cross Cirque du Soleil with The Rocky Horror Picture Show? The fabulous La Pussy Parlure Nouveau bar staff

What do you get when you cross Cirque du Soleil with The Rocky Horror Picture Show? The fabulous La Pussy Parlure Nouveau bar staff

Now that's what you call a Blue Hair, Glasto-style. The fairy lady had quite possibly the best costume at the entire festival.

Now that’s what you call a Blue Hair, Glasto-style. The fairy lady had quite possibly the best costume at the entire festival.

AMAZING MUSIC

Arcade Fire lights up the Pyramid Stage.

Arcade Fire lights up the Pyramid Stage.

Wonderfully intimate gig with Chloe Howl, who more than lived up to her name.

Wonderfully intimate gig with Chloe Howl, who more than lived up to her name. Great pipes on such a wee girl.

Violet Skies and her jazz hands.

The gorgeous Violet Skies and her jazz hands.

Robert Plant on the Pyramid Stage. He did indeed make us sweat and make us groove.

Robert Plant on the Pyramid Stage. He did indeed make us sweat and make us groove.

Dolly Parton could be seen from outer space...at least, parts of her. Anyway, that's pretty much where we were seated. Glasto estimates she drew 100,000 people--maybe more than The Rolling Stones.

Dolly Parton could be seen from outer space…at least, parts of her. Anyway, that’s pretty much where we were seated. Glasto estimates she drew 100,000 people–maybe more than The Rolling Stones.

Dan Auerbach of the band The Black Keys sticking out his tongue on stage at Glastonbury.

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys does his Gene Simmons impression.

"Dude, can you play 'Freebird?'" The fabulous Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, all the way from India. Rock on!

“Dude, can you play ‘Freebird?'” The fantastically fun Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, all the way from India.

Tankus the Henge, where ska meets klezmer. Rock on, oi!

Tankus the Henge, where ska meets klezmer. Rock on, oi!

MAYHEM (AS PROMISED)

Arcaida shoots flames--and lasers. Seriously, I may have wet myself a little. (I'm not proud).

Arcadia, the most terrifying nightclub on the planet. It was like an advertisement for the next Terminator movie.

Arcadia's metal monster comes equipped with lasers--and flame throwers. It also plays some killer music (not literally, all appearances aside).

Arcadia’s metal monster comes equipped with lasers–and flame throwers. It also plays some killer music (although not literally, all appearances aside).

Anorexic Big Bird at Arcadia looks ANGRY. And hungry. Back away...slowly.

Skeletal Big Bird at Arcadia looks ANGRY. And hungry. Back away…slowly.

Arcadia pod people. I think they were trying to breed.

Arcadia pod people. I think they were trying to breed.

MOMENTS THAT MADE ME LAUGH

The only thing scarier than Arcadia? The Glastonbury loos. "Potty Apocalypse."

The only thing scarier than Arcadia? The Glastonbury loos. “Potty Apocalypse.”

As seen in a Glastonbury loo. I was THIS close to greatness.

As seen in a Glastonbury loo. I was THIS close to greatness.

"Upcycling." Is that Daniel Craig on the left?

“Upcycling.” Is that Daniel Craig on the left?

Making baked potatoes in the tent?

Making baked potatoes in the tent?

It can be hard to maintain your equilibrium among all the excitement at Glastonbury, but this girl didn't seem to have a problem.

It can be hard to maintain your equilibrium among all the excitement at Glastonbury, but this girl didn’t seem to have a problem.

British stoicism. Patiently waiting in the rain.

British stoicism. Patiently waiting in the rain.

Will and Kate were here?

Will and Kate were here?

THERE WILL BE MUD

Told you so.

Told you so.

These boots were made for walking. Actually, they were made for squelching through sole-sucking knee high mud.

These boots were made for walking. Actually, they were made for squelching through sole-sucking knee high mud.

These wellies have got the boot.

These wellies have got the boot.

Abandoned rubber glove in mud at Glastonbury.

This rubber glove has a story…and you do NOT want to know what it is.

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO “OOOH”

Rainbow tent at night

Rainbow tent at night

Do you have a flag? (Eddie Izzard fans will get it).

Do you have a flag? (Eddie Izzard fans will get it).

Arcade Fire crowd at sunset

Arcade Fire crowd at sunset

Saturday sunset

Saturday sunset

Thanks for the memories, Glastonbury. Looking forward to creating some new ones this year!

Proof that the sun DID shine, at least sometimes, at Glasto this year.

 

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