From the moment you arrive you are overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the site. After an early start to catch the first train to Castle Cary we were very much looking forward to pitching our tents and having a little nap. Our friends had driven and saved us a spot near where we camped last time. We choose the same spot due to the fabulous view that stretches to the borders of Worthy Farm.
Arriving on Wednesday allows time to explore the endless fields of activities and to gather your bearings ready for navigation between music tents over the weekend. I think you would probably have to visit Glastonbury at least 5 times if not more to discover all this amazing place has to offer!
From chilling in the sun in stone circle to sitting in a Her temple experiencing some cultural chanting to learning how to blow glass. There is almost certainly something for every one! I was pleased to see stalls for the wildlife trusts, marine conservation groups and save the badger groups. What better way to advertise how important our wildlife is, when you are surrounded by countryside!
|Peace gardens in stone circle|
|A lady playing the piano|
|A large unidentified mechanical bird... whose performance could that be for?!|
|A polar bear that came alive - part of Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign|
|Part of the green futures fields...|
Glastonbury is a festival which welcomes families, youngsters, hipsters, oldies, hippies and any other type of person you can name. It will never get old because there will always be something different, each and every year. So much hard work and effort goes into making it the greatest festival and it is hard to imagine how it ever returns to being a farm!
In my opinion, Glastonbury is a festival which everyone should experience, given the opportunity.
Michael Eavis and everyone else who makes the festival what it is, deserve a medal! Not forgetting the friends you go with, the new friends you make and the general friendliness from people you have never met before.
I'll leave you with the view from my tent on the last night. I hope you enjoyed reading my Glasto post which seemed to turn into a little review!