Thursday, 24 June 2010

Hottest Glastonbury Ever

We spent most of Thursday sightseeing - there are no bands on yet and, despite it being the sort of day that would prompt the usual "Phew. What a scorcher" headline from the Sun, we wanted to try and see as much of the site as possible. The first thing we found was that there's not much in the way of shade. At times we were found huddling on a small patch of grass in the shadow of the Acoustic Tent, drinking Avalon Ale and talking nonsense (I suspect if they'd tested us for sunstroke we'd have come up positive - but actually speaking gibberish was pretty much the norm for us).

I'd postponed the purchase of wellies given the weather forecast, and so far, that was looking like a good decision - mud seemed a long way away. It did mean that I was now left with two footwear choices - an old pair of walking boots which I haven't worn for years or an old pair of trainers which I think I last wore at the Hacienda in 1991. The walking boots had been selected and were being tested to their limits. We walked up into the Greencrafts Field where people were invited in to learn how to make things out of other things, the Healing Field where you could have a massage, sauna or have your energy chakras repaired by hippies (I made the last bit up). We did the Greenpeace field, the Kidz Field (they should rename that - how can we expect kids to grow up being able to reed and right proper if we deliberatley spell wrong?) and still we'd only covered a fraction of the whole site. My walking boots couldn't take this and the sole started to come away from the right boot (and the left one looked like it was on the way out too). Looks like I was going to spend the next few hours in clown shoes, flapping round Glastonbury trying to buy eco-organic-healing superglue.

Speaking of clowns, we investigated the circus field which was the first time I saw anyone taller than Big O.

Big O pointed out to me that they were walking on stilts, which is good - it means that he still retains his official title "The Tallest Man In The World" without dispute. However, one of the problems you encounter when you're TTMITW is that you're so much closer to the sun than everyone else and therefore more prone to its debilitating powers.

Back to the tents I think!

1 comment:

  1. I think I officially lost 4 stone that day alone