After lunch which was a tasty bean chili I bought a couple of cans of cider and headed off for a day of music. I caught the end of a set by Aoife O'Donavan. With a name like that I thought she must be Irish but she is an American singer-songwriter from Brooklyn I believe. I thought she was pleasant without being brilliant but I had never heard her before. I'm not familiar with the songs of a lot of these people. On the main stage I found a female singer-rapper called Angel Haze. Usually this isn't my type of music at all but I thought she was great and had a really good band and the nearer you get to the front the better the music sounds as it pulsates through you.
I tried to tidy myself up a bit back at base because I was beginning to look like a bag of shit. I had a shave but there were no mirrors and I cut myself on my nose. Never mind. After dinner and a bit of a rest I wandered down and caught the last 15 minutes of Robert Plant who has a great new band and sounded really good. I'm going to see him in August so look out for my exclusive review of that.
I was really tired now so I sat outside a bar on the green for about two hours. I met Neil and Tracey from Westbury who camped with us way back at Glasto 95. The bar had two DJ's on who were from Dublin and a few people were dancing so I went inside.
" Hello, my name's Pat, my family are Irish as well,from County Mayo, can you play Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison please?".
I went back to my seat and a few minutes later I heard,
"This is for Pat from Mayo", and Brown Eyed Girl was played. Instantly the place was jumping. About a hundred people started dancing. It was great. I stood on my chair and danced along. Then they played some Irish jigs and reels. I sat down because I was knackered.
"Come on Pat, we know you're out there",said the DJ. It was great fun.
The sun was setting now and on the various stages I still had the choice of Dexy's Midnight Runners,Jack White,Pixies,Jake Bugg,Goldfrapp, Bryan Ferry or Metallica. I couldn't move though, I was too tired so I had another drink and just sat there and watched the world go by. Eventually it was dark and I thought I had better be going home. I walked through the Pyramid Stage field where Metallica were just about to start. The Rolling Stones had this slot last year and the field was packed but Metallica didn't attract half that audience. I think a lot of people had been put off because they had heard that this band go bear hunting which isn't the ethos of Glastonbury. I bet the other stages were packed though because the audience were somewhere if not here. I'm sure some people enjoyed Metallica though but not me because I went back to my campsite. When I got back I should have gone straight to bed but I didn't, I sat outside the marquee drinking and talking to some really nice people,god knows who they were. What a fabulous day and the best was yet to come.
To be continued.........................................