This is what my second day at Glastonbury looked like:
Bellinis for breakfast. Quite the alcoholic, I know. (I don’t usually do that).
I wasn’t the only one though. I took this picture before 11am!
Wellies and Star Wars leggings? Hell yeah! (Just like the bellinis, I don’t usually do that either.)
Performance artists everywhere.
Including these very tall dudes…
… and these doctors.
The best sets on the second day were on the Pyramid Stage, so I spent most of the day there.
Me and everybody else.
I saw Lana
And Jack White!
This was the THIRD TIME I saw Jack White playing live! I can’t get enough of him.
He is totally unpredictable. Never expect him to play a lot of stuff from the White Stripes (apart from Seven Nation Army, I guess. – He always seems to play that at the end), and never expect his stuff to sound just like it does in the albums. He always creates new versions of his songs on the spot and nothing ever sounds the same. Everything he plays sounds great though. His guitar has this distinctive quality. It sounds dirty and scratchy, like something being played in a garage. It feels like that’s what true Rock n’ Roll is supposed to sound like! Oh, and did I mention his energy? He is an absolute ANIMAL on stage! And so good-looking… Right, I’m starting to sound like a groupie. Moving on…
After Jack, I decided not to stay for the Metallica set. I saw a bit of The Pixies, a bit of MGMT and checked out some of the after-parties:
The Silver Hayes had these incredible light structures inspired by Stonehenge.
And then there was Shangri-La…
Shangri-La is this enormous installation in the form of a fictional city that has been destroyed by an apocalypse of some kind. It’s divided into three different music arenas: Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. It’s also the home of Block 9, the UnfairGround and The Common, all weird and insane late night music venues.
Always cool to spot an Obey! This one was right in the middle of Shangri-la. (Above)
Taking photos at night didn’t seem like such a good idea at the time. The ground was slippery (Mud! Mud everywhere!), it was dark and as usual, there were lots of people. I was worried about dropping my camera or my phone, so I kept them safe inside my bag for most of the night. Big mistake! That won’t happen next time. These places were full of cool posters and amazing sculptures everywhere, all made of metal, parts of cars, parts of airplanes, neon lights, scary looking bits taken from old funfair rides, etc. Shangri-La deserves proper pictures and a proper post!
What comes next? Day 3.
I saw The Black Keys – one of the reasons why I wanted to come to Glastonbury in the first place! I also saw The 1975, Dolly Parton, Kasabian and took tons of photos of the famous Arcadia Spider. Stay tuned for more Glastonbury madness!