Watched a few highlights last night and really enjoyed the new Verve track Love is Noise. I went to Glastenbury several years ago (Bowie Headlined). I left early and missed him :-(. I got the wrong idea about the festival. I thought it was a huge group of fun people wanting to spend time in the same environment, yet my experience was tainted by tramps throwing litter everywhere, nicking everyone's stuff, peeing all over the place. It felt like a large sewer. One person near me even had his whole tent nicked! Don't get me wrong I'm not into luxuries and have camped rough many times, I just didn't expect such lack of respect for fellow music fans.
And then watching music and you'd get someone in front climb on someone's shoulders so you could no longer see the stage. Or you'd have a flag in your face. Or some stinky person with BO in your face.
But what really got me was that there were so many acts I wanted to see and I missed many trying to get from one stage to another or making the wrong decision of which one to watch. I guess you have to learn how to do festivals, but I'm not going to bother.
On TV, I'm still struggling to see what I'd like because the TV station decides, and I'm flicking channels to try and get the best set. I may be missing the "atmosphere" but at least I'm in a comfy seat with a cold beer and I can see the artist close up, without a flag in my face, and it all smells fresh. Bliss...
Did I say I really enjoyed watching the Verve?