In between squelching through the mud and moshing to the music at Glastonbury this weekend, British beauty Tali Lennox was busy writing her festival diary exclusively for this very site. What excitement! So following on from Parts One and Two, here's the latest installment in Tali's Glasto tale...
Wake up to get brunch and talk with friends around the tipi and Winnebago area, sharing festival stories and discussing which bands to see and where. Head ofF with friends to go meet others at West Holts stage where we sit and listen to a very chilled out set, and then walk to other stage to see Jessie J and Tinie Tempah. Then head back to the tipi area to chill out with friends there for a while before going to The Park to see Pulp - one of the surprise acts.
Walking through The Park stage area in my Lacoste hat to shield the sun from my eyes, I take in the beautiful set up of the all the fields and stages, with the big tower with multi coloured ribbons long cords hung with an array of tipi’s and massive wooden flowers sticking up from the grass. One thing I love most about festivals is that almost anywhere you look there is something surreally beautiful, like out of a child’s story book - there is imagination and creativity put into everything.
We go back to the Love Farm in hospitality to get some dinner and a glass of wine before seeing Coldplay. Their set was one of my favourites of the weekend, everyone in the crowd was singing along to each lyric of every song, fireworks shot up from the stage, and the unity of the crowds of people enjoying the music together hummed through the air! After Coldplay, I’d hoped to see Professor Green play at Dance Village, but one problem with Glasto is that it’s so huge it’s impossible to see every band you wish to - it takes a long walk and a lot of muscle to wade through the mud and get from one field to the next!
So we join our friends in their huge yurt, joking around and having a good time until around 4 am when we thought it time to head back to Shangri-La, one of my favourite late night spots of Glastonbury. There, we go into secret rooms and tunnels that lead to all sorts of crazy dancing, people, and music... The scenes all around are surreal but amazing and, despite the sun rising, everyone is still well into the swing of fun. Before heading back, we make a final stop at stone circle to sit among the crowds of people before going back to the tipi [above]. What a day!
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