I’m usually slowing down at this point of the festival. I made it out of my tent at my usual 9am start time. Making sure that I don’t leave my tent without first opening a can, but I think I sat at the tent for a few hours that morning.
Heals & Shura - watched from my tent.
Squeeze - I took a camping seat to the Pyramid for a marathon of bands, with Squeeze being first. I knew a couple of their hits, but didn’t expect that they had so much quality in depth. Definitely recommend.
Baaba Maal - came on and gave us a tour of African music. The first two songs had me and my mate wonder what was going on, before they stepped up a gear and turned quite bluesy. They need to sort out their set order, but once up and running they were really good. I’m glad I seen them. That’s what’s special about Glastonbury. Acts like that which would have me, and others avoiding due to never hearing of them before (apart from Mumford and Sons collaboration) but turning out really good.
Wolf Alice - I seen them in a very small tent last year at Glastonbury, but I hadn’t heard their album, so wasn’t really sure about them. This year I am well versed and knew every song. Their set wasn’t as lively as I have seen on the telly from smaller stages, but still good. I would pay money to see them in their own headline show.
Madness - James disappointed me. Madness were what James should have been. The set was a little slow until a weird karaoke slot by someone I didn’t recognise, but then once that was over, it was hit after hit after hit. I’ve seen them at Glastonbury a few times now and would see them again. Suggs and co are bosses.
The last shadow puppets - I remember seeing a band called the Arctic Monkeys years ago. They had a cheeky chappy as front man. His name was Alex turner. there’s a guy with the same name in this band, but it’s not the same guy. He comes on with a white jacket over his shoulders and swings it about his head a number of times. The guy from the Arctic Monkeys is from Sheffield, but this guy is from LA. Good tunes, but what a t1t. He needs to reign himself in a little. Miles Kane was classy, as always.
The 1975 - i’m sure I seen a little of them from my tent. I think.
Churches - seen from my tent, as I prepared for the big night ahead.
Adele - Arguably the biggest pop star of the last few years, on the Saturday night at Glastonbury. What’s not to like? Vocally = superb. Songs = superb. Chat = too much. She talks too much at times. I suppose it was the nerves. Definitely deserved the headline slot and definitely nailed it. With the voice and tunes, it was easy for her.
Carl Cox - I seen the big man again, but this time in a different area. Things are a little hazy, but I definitely seen him
I can’t really comment on the wee hours on that night. I’m sure I had a good time, but I can’t really remember. It will come back to me though, so all is not lost.