A sign of a good time is when you have no record of it; no memory, no photos or video, just a feeling… Intuition tells you it was a great night, or day (or both) yet somehow you have nothing to show for it. Now, DLTM can’t pretend that was 100% true of Glastonbury since we were sober the whole time, but we left with only a handful of photos after having an absolutely brilliant time at the last Glasto for couple of years.
The all-important weather was impeccable, we spent good quality time with a ton of friends and heard some amazing music. All in all enough fun was had to sustain us for the next two years, so here are a few highlights followed by some photos…
1: Ed Sheeran on the Pyramid Stage
This guy is like marmite, loved and not so loved in equal measure. For us, he’s a star who we’ve been following since very early on in his career. Yes, we’re not keen on every single thing he does but to stand there on his own for the duration of his set and command such a massive crowd while simply playing an acoustic guitar takes guts, and perhaps a little talent? We lay on the grass and took it all in from start to end, class.
2: Steffi and Virginia at Genosys
The polar opposite to some of Ed’s saccharin pop music, Steffi and Virginia delivered techno wizadry to the Genosys stage at Block9 during an early hours set that was absolute magic. At that time of the day you’e either been up for a long time or maybe just woken up, whatever the case may be you need some energy from the music and these two brought it in abundance. Closing with Rhythm On The Loose’s ‘Break Of Dawn’ was inspired, too.
3. Chic on the Pyramid Stage
As anyone who knows anything about music will tell you, Nile Rodgers is a LEGEND, yes in capitals because he truly is. He stepped out on stage, sent some love to the victims of the Grenfell disaster (who he said he went and did some volunteer work for), and then took the festival by storm with a killer performance, including a medley of number ones that was literally out of this world. Incredible, even more so because he managed to won his battle with cancer and is still performing and recording those basslines from heaven.
4. Maceo’s at Block9
For the lucky ones among us there are parts of Glastonbury that are a little bit exclusive – only for workers and those in the know. It may sound a bit elitist but people who work at festivals need to have a space to themselves away from the public where they can let loose. Maceo’s is one of those places, an after party spot where things get really loose and all manner of weird, flamboyant creatures gravitate to party all day. It’s always a treat to spend time there and this year was no different.
5. Craig David on the Pyramid Stage
For people who think they’re too cool for school Craig David is a total cheeseball and for the rest of us he is too, but he’s a supreme talent as well and adorably sweet and well meaning, whih is no bad thing. He’s a great entertainer and he has made some all-time lassi tunes. Watching him do his thing on the main stage was heartwarming, since he’s had quite a comeback in recent years, and a right old laugh – bouncing away and singing along to his garage hits was a definite highlight, among many others…