Glastonbury – Looks like it might be wet!!

Well here I am stuck between festivals.  How depressing 😦 .

I don’t join the annual scramble for tickets to Glastonbury festival.  I know that those who attend this most famous of festival absolutely love it and there is no denying that it has become as much a part of british summer life, as Royal Ascot, Wimbledon, cricket and the Henley Regatta.  I prefer my festivals much smaller and more accessible.  It is the sheer number of people who attend that puts me off.  Of course along with the numbers goes the rain.  When you have 200k people gathered together in a fairly small space it doesn’t take much rain to turn the site into a quagmire and we have all seen the pictures of the mud at Glastonbury.  ImageImageImageImage

UK festival goers are a hardy lot and it takes a lot to put them off.  The music, the atmosphere and the vibe is what keeps us going to festivals year after year come rain or shine.  Glastonbury seems to attract more than its fair share of rain and I am sure that as recently as last week ticket holders were breathing a sigh of relief as the weather was set fair and forecasters were saying that it looked like a dry Glastonbury.  Unfortunately today the forecast is saying that there will be rain coming in on Thursday and Friday looks like being a very wet one.

I shall put my feet up at home and catch some of the BBC’s coverage over the weekend.  I wish everyone attending a great festival and I will keep my fingers crossed that the rain passes you by.  Have a great weekend in any event.  Have fun, take care and stay safe

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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