June 2007 Archives
It may have been another apocalyptic mudbath, but nothing could stop 2007 being one of the best Glastonbury experiences ever, read on for Getintothis' comprehensive picture and feature special.
Getintothis presents a gallery of the thrills and muddy spills from Glasto 2007.
Getintothis ponders ten killer tracks that kick off fringe records in style
PEARL JAM LIVE REVIEW - as seen by Dominic Allen
Venue: WEMBLEY ARENA
Don't worry, Pete will be back soon with tales of Glastonbury 2007. Until then, here's the last lot of his memories of his last trip down to Somerset..
Sunday June 26
So to the last hurrahÃ¢ÂÂthe final day until 2007. And appropriately the sun decides to put in an appearance. Having finally managed to acquire a pair of wellies (the freedom is near-indescribable) we take in the annual joys of the Yeovil Town Band before the Bellydance Superstars & The Desert Roses spread some colour and vivacious posturing. Brendon Benson and James Blunt please in equal measureÃ¢ÂÂall very Sunday; acoustics, balladry and Supermarket pleasantnessÃ¢ÂÂwithout ever overstretching the ear, while Thirteen Senses contrive to pull off the drabbest show in musical history.
Peter Guy is hanging around a stone circle at Glastonbury at present. Just like he did in 2005. And, given the weather of 2007, it seems that wherever Pete goes, the mud goes too!
Saturday June 25
There are few sights worse than skanky feetÃ¢ÂÂand it's fair to say that upon waking up weÃ¢ÂÂre not impressed when surveying one's own shrivelled mud-encrusted efforts. Squeezing into my boots, which now resemble formless blocks of clay, is agony. With every push I can feel blisters poppingÃ¢ÂÂthe feeling is akin to scraping your skin along barbed wire.
Peter Guy is currently somewhere in Lost Vagueness, possibly getting married to a tree. He has, however, left his memories of Glastonbury 2005 to help us get into the spirit. Or something.
Friday June 24
We awake at around 5 AM to the sound of steady, fast, hard rain before incessant thunder and lightning drum rolls for what seems like hours.
MarvelousÃ¢ÂÂseven consecutive days of sunshine, and now this. ItÃ¢ÂÂs not until 10 AM, venturing outside the dry haven of our tent for the first time, that the realization of the devastation caused by the storm kicks inÃ¢ÂÂWorthy Farm has effectively been transformed into a muddy lagoon. Its only later we discover two months worth of rain fell inside four hours.
Peter Guy's getting muddy in Somerset. Not one to queue up for hours to charge his mobile phone, he's instead left behind his memories of 2005. Or, at least what he thinks he remembers from Glastonbury 2005.
Thursday June 23
That waking feeling couldn't arrive sooner. We beat the 7.30am wake-up call by a good half hour, springing into life to put the finishing touches to an already bulging ruck-sack. It didn't weigh this much last year, surely?
Peter Guy is somewhere in the image above. Can you spot him? In the meantime Getintothis will continue in his absence with his 2005 Glastonbury festival review plus a selection of new blogs which will appear here until his return on Monday. Keep checking back - and if you're watching in the mud-free comfort of your own arm chair feel free to post your televisual highlights.
With the Glastonbury countdown upon us, Getintothis presents the ultimate guide to enjoying, and surviving, the greatest festival of them all.
The Kissaway Trail, Strategy, The Twang, 65daysofstatic and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club all drop onto Getintothis' playlist...
German avant-rock legends show off their chainsaw skills.
Q) What do Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones & The Darkness have in common?
A) None of them have made the top 10 greatest British debut records of all time. Getintothis reveals our top 10.
Cuts dropped this week...