Monday, 25 June 2007

Muddy Glastonbury 2007

I've not been in Second Life for a few days while I wallowed in the mud and overflowing toilets of Glasto 2007. Bizarrely, in a crowd of 170,000 people I bumped into my old friend Alan on each of 3 consecutive days. I have no idea on what the odds are for that... but they're not great.

I won't bore you with a rundown of who I saw, and who I liked (unless pushed)*. I'm only really sticking up this post to publish a few pictures to share with the band of elder geeks I went with.

First some general scenes - including the all-important Brothers' Bar - home to the mind-melting festival strength pear cider.

And here are the elder geeks during a lull in proceedings:

In the interest of decorum, I thought it best to conceal identities a bit. We didn't really spend the weekend with Elastoplasts gummed over our eyeballs - though somewhere amid that 175,000 there's bound to have been at least one nutter who did.

* Actually - I think I will. The mud - and the huge crowds - made getting about much harder than one'd care to think, but I really enjoyed - in no particular order:

  • Holy F*ck
  • CSS
  • Klaxons
  • Squarepusher
  • Ozrics
  • Arcade Fire
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Seth Lakeman
  • Bjork was pretty good too, but only caught the tail-end of her set.
Any others have been lost in a blur of Irish Whiskey and pear cider. Did we see New P0rnographers? I forget.

I did not enjoy standing behind the sound desk thingy, watching Amy Winehouse on a giant TV, in the hissing rain.

PS: Next time I even hint at going again, will someone please slap me and tell me to behave?


Joshua Culdesac said...

We heard of the muddy festival right from here and when I see your pictures I can tell why now !

Try to dry your feet and welcome back to SL the country where it never rains (unless you really want to !)


Aleister Kronos said...

Feet are recovering nicely. More importantly my [ahem]more fundamental bodily functions have now reurned to normal. Here's looking forward to a Trip to New Alville, where I can relax by the ocean and chat with friends under balmy skies!

PortSeven said...

Looks like it was a blast, hopefully you enjoyed yourself. I shall look forward to a full recap tomorrow, and I shall regail you with stories of Oracle support and an amazing feat of self-abuse.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good , wish I was there ... um .. oh right .. yes, I was there .... that's me in that picture with the blurry hand.

Don't forget to mention the 4 hours we spent in the Cabaret tent seeing human bowling in the mud :P.


Nick W said...

Pity you missed Biffy Clyro and Iggy, but then I only saw them on the BBC. Actually the coverage was really good - perhaps a fully virtualised Glastonbury is called for next year.

Aleister Kronos said...

Biffy Clyro not really my thang... I saw them at Leeds a couple of years ago. But I'd have liked to see !!! (chk chk chk) and You Say Party! We Say Die! (that's a lot of exclamation marks), and the Africa Express extravaganza. But that'd mean moving too far from the Brothers' Bar.