Will and Mayang's
Travels - Glastonbury, June 2005
WET, MUDDY and AWESOME!! We had a wicked weekend at
Glastonbury Festival this year. Glastonbury is the music event of the UK, held once
each year. It takes place over a long weekend and the only
accomodation is to bring your own tent. There are 120,000 people
in one place, about 10 stages, perhaps 200-300 bands playing. It rained
heavily before the festival, so there was lots of mud. We were
cunning and only arrived after the rain had stopped. Some people
were not so lucky and their tents washed away!
|Sea of colourful
tents as far as the eye can see (this is just one of the tent fields,
there are about 10!)
|Putting your tent
in the lowest point then waiting for the rain is a recipe for disaster.
|for the lucky ones
like us.. this dry patch of field was a luxury, equavalent to
five-star holiday camp! here, had a quick wash with a bucket of water
in front of our tent, first thing in the morning.
|Apart from the music, Glastonbury is
also famous for its smelly toilets with long queues!
|Dance Field - west stage.. we rave with
The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Timo Maas and Way Out West under
the blue marquee decorated with a strange muscular blue man. The dance
field alone has about 5 stages.
|Will is dancing with wellies.. very
fashionable indeed. You think he looks stupid? It's the
people without the wellies, with
mud all up their legs who look stupid!
| Way Out West
on the stage, let's get the music started!!!
|.. outside the stage, Mayang still
having a good time...oblivious to the crowd, dancing like a real
|while others were still battling with
|i just wanna see what it feels like
standing in the mud .. come and join me !! :)
|Re-fuelling our energy. Only fresh and
healthy option (including waffles) for Mayang, the health freak..
|Pyramid stage on
Saturday (day 2) - we heading out early to the field (partly to find
dry patches of land) , waiting for Coldplay to perform.
(together with the crowd) sang along with them..
"Look at the
stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, Yeah, they
were all yellow.." hmm.. except that, there wasn't
a single star to look at up on the sky.
|Glastonbury is not
just music. There are also dozens of other performers : circus,
comedians, dancers, daredevils, who knows what! On Sunday morning
we took a break from the music and spent our day walking around the
Circus Field. This guy is clearly an expert juggling with torches on
|.. you think
you've got the talent to join the circus team? start here, at the
also fun for the kids. Many people take their kids along.
One of the things to amuse them is here, where they are getting rolled
over by a giant inflatable ball!
|The whole area is
decorated with hundreds of flags.
|Mayang wished she
had a pair of lovely wings herself.. like this Mrs butterfly in the
|..and these 4
festival-goers decided to wear matching purple wigs.
|Some people enjoy
a giant game of scrabble.. by the way, does anybody knows what "sexd"
sculpture of square cows..i'd love to see real cows climbing on each
| The tepee area
is reserved for that section of society that likes to live in
red-indian style tents. Not sure why, but they do.
|Some daredevil men
put on a show, standing on this spinning wheel. Later they even
did it with blindfolds on!
|Mayang meets the
giant horse. He was very friendly..
|Finally we packed
our tent and our quiet camping field became just a tiny bit
quieter. Goodbye Glastonbury! There is no Glastonbury in
2006, so see you in 2007!
All pictures and other media are Copyright ©2005 Mayang Adnin.