So after just over four hours sleep there was only one place to go in the glorious sunshine and we headed up to the stone circle area and where the Glastonbury sign was for a major chill out. Once up there (and it was hard work getting up that hill) you had a glorious view of the site and there was some actual grass to sit on. The rest of the site was now mostly flat dries mud making it much easier to get around the site. So despite the nice relax the aftermath of The Chemical Brothers performance and late night Saturday were catching up with me so it was time to head back the tent for another “Disco nap” After moaning about the rain and mud it was now too hot for the tents even with the doors wide open and I managed just an hours very sweaty sleep. There was only one thing to do and get back out there and get back on it and have one final effort, grab a cider and go and see Paul Simon who didn’t let the massive crowd watching by dropping “You can call me Al” for the last song (or near the last) A little very slow amble around the site picking up numerous ciders then led me to meet Colin and we watched Plan B. Then the bastard I-phones needed charging again so off to the Orange chill and charge tent (again) After that I was left on my own (Glasto’s previous hard night had caught up with Col) and I soaked up the final evening on my tod, which was the original plan for the whole festival before Colin luckily won a ticket. So up to the acoustic tent to catch the full set of Imelda May who was just like in 2010 excellent. After that it was a quick stop at the bar (again) and I wandered through West Holts to see a few Kool and The Gang songs and onto my final destination via yes you guessed it the bar onto The Glade to see the Stereo M.C’s. A great end musically to Glasto 2011 from Rob B and his band. The dome they were playing in was truly rocking. I had worked out that from Imelda May to Stereo M.C’s and onto the Chemical Brothers I was dancing virtually the same. I must just speed my dance up to the different styles of music. Fred Astaire eat you heart out.
So it was the final walk home and a last chance until 2013 (If I can get a ticket) to soak up some festival atmosphere. It was a lovely summers evening and in just my t-shirt and shorts (Wellies still a must for odd rouge bits of mud) It was at this point post cider munchies kicked in and I realised that I hadn’t had any festival chips yet !! So I sorted that out and next to the chip van was a wine bar sales van which had around 100 people outside it dancing and grabbing a last bit of Glasto. The choon they were all dancing too was by The Clash “Rock The Casbah” a slight change of lyric and the 100 folks were chanting “Rock The Wine Bar” I was to busy rocking my chips and tommy K. So I headed home which took me through the dance village and past “Cube Henge” first. Cube henge is a stone henge mock-up but made up of large plastic squares flashing with rainbow colours. In the sky was numerous chinese lanterns all heading in the direction I wanted to go. Was that a sign, well no it was just the way the wind was blowing. On I went and past a bubble on my right was busier than the wine bar. It was called the magic bubble, once again with people grabbing a last bit of Glasto magic. So through the temptation of the dance village and with the blisters thanks to my wellies now growing larger I popped over to the supermarket for a Twix for an energy boost and up into our camp (Bushy Fields) were once again everybody was shouting for a fourth night on the run and just like in 2010 for “Alan” maybe he will be found one day ? One last “Geoff Hurst” and as I came out the bogs I could see the many lasers from the dance village trying to tempt me for one last time. It was time for bed, four days of Glasto had beaten me. It was nice to soak up some real Glasto on the final evening after the two crazy night of U2 Friday and The Chemical Brothers on Saturday. We were heading home at 6am and it was now 12:45. As I was in my tent I managed to delete all my pictures from my camera (Must have been more pissed than I thought !!!! ) Luckily a quick Google and if you don’t take any more pics you can recover them with software as I did on Monday. Goodnight Glasto 2011, special as ever.
Toilet update, after 4 days I dont think I need to describe them in that heat !!!
Fay x x