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
- Arcade Fire
- Chemical Brothers
- Seth Lakeman
- Bjork was pretty good too, but only caught the tail-end of her set.
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?