Photo Challenge - Muse Glastonbury

Glastonbury Memories 2015

This time four weeks ago I was getting ready to come home from Glastonbury.  If you haven’t been to Glastonbury it is a huge shock to the system.  The sheer scale of it all is stunning.  It can easily take a full hour to walk from one side of the site to the other.  The site at Glastonbury is the size of a small city both in area and population for a week every June

I spent at lot of time in the Field of Avalon this year and to walk from that stage to my camper van was a walk of 4.3 Kilometres.  The camper van fields are vast, though it must be said, well organised and friendly.  If you are camping onsite it is perhaps a little better though less comfortable.  It never ceases to amaze me that you can camp in sight of the main stages at Glastonbury.

The atmosphere at Glastonbury is amazing.  People come to party and they party hard but the atmosphere is overwhelmingly friendly.  There is entertainment available 24-hours a day for the duration of the festival.  The array of food available is absolutely incredible and unlike some of the big festivals you don’t get ripped off.  Glastonbury even allows you to carry a reasonable amount of alcohol into the arena.

Glastonbury isn’t for everyone.  Personally I wouldn’t want to do it with small kids (though it is very child friendly) as I walked over 80 miles over the five days of the festival.  My memories are in Photographs so here are a few of my favourites.

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About The Sound of Summer

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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