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Glastonbury Festival 2013

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In June, thousands of people took to a little village in Somerset to be amazed by live acts and the biggest names in the music industry, and they were not disappointed.

I was one of the lucky ones to be able to get the gold dust tickets on that cold day in October, that seems a blur now, and what replaces it is 5 packed days of fun at the festival.

Firstly, getting there is a nightmare, I mean Victoria Coach Station (Victoria, London) certainly were not prepared. There were queues and queues of people waiting for coaches and being delayed for around an hour definitely is not good, especially when you have your home and your entire life on your back for the next few days.

The hours past and excitement took over and we were finally there. The blazing sun made all our bodies soak in sweat and seeing as the queues for showers would last some hours, the outcome was we would stink for days. Beautiful.

As a girl, I got to say that I really do not like camping. I think I knew that before, but realised how much I hated it when I actually got there. I mean you have no space in your tent and it is scorching hot in the day and in the evening it is freezing cold, you can't win! There were times where I wanted to pack up shop and head back to London, but my heart always told me to stay. I'm glad I listened, as I had moments I will never forget.

The acts did not start until Friday - I mean the major acts. This year we was quite lucky to have The Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Mumford and Sons as part of the line-up. Pretty good value for money if you ask me. To top it off, we pitched literally 100 metres from the Pyramid Stage (where all the main acts play) so if we wanted to, we could fall asleep to the sounds of Mick Jagger and crew.

I bet a lot of people reading would want to ask who was the best live act you saw? and A LOT of people would say The Rolling Stones.. I would love to agree, but I didn't even go to see them. People could say I'm mad, others would say sensible. I mean I went to see Chase and Status as they are more my cup of Earl Grey, if you get my drift - and for that reason I would say they were my favourite. Check them out on BBC IPLAYER if you want to see my pretty little face light up in joy.

Yes, the food you can purchase there is not on the luxury side, it is more expensive, but tastes worse than McDonalds, but the people you share experiences with and with the whole festival being drowned by lovely music I can say that Glastonbury is definitely somewhere I would recommended and go again.

Oh and just to clear up, I know there was some documentaries about the festival being 'crazy' and that everyone is 'high' ... and not just of the music .... but it really isn't. Yeah you walk through and can smell weed and goodness knows what, but people are there to enjoy it, so let them be whoever they want to.

Here are some pictures courtesy of me, enjoy.

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Flags were everywhere


The view for the hilltop - beautiful.


The sunset over Glastonbury.
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When: 2630 June 2013
Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK
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Camping is not my thing either, but Im glad you enjoyed the music.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11954) 1863 days ago
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