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Best Weekend Ever

Not this last one, but it shall be happening soon. Glastonbury 2007 is fast approaching and somehow I managed to get a ticket. An expensive ticket, but probably the best value ticket I shall ever purchase. What is Glastonbury? Glastonbury is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. It is usually filled with a lot of weirdos, a lot of mud, loads of music and not many toilets.

Glastonbury Camp SiteThere is only one common characteristic of a Glastonbury-goer – they understand that Glastonbury offers more opportunity than any other happening to have the best weekend of the year or even of a life-time, and they are determined to have it!

Brief History of Glastonbury

“19 September 1970 – The first Festival was held on the day after Jimi Hendrix died, over a two day period and before long “word had got around”. It was the Blues festival at the Bath & West Showground that had inspired Michael Eavis to begin a festival of his own although on a smaller scale.

Acts included: Marc Bolan, Keith Christmas, Stackridge, Al Stewart. Attendance: 1,500. Price: £1 including free milk from the farm.”

Fast forward 37 years and Glastonbury 2007 is set for an attendance of 175,000 people, the tickets cost £150 and there is no free milk, BUT what you do get is an AMAZING, INCREDIBLE line up of performances.

Below is a list of bands I shall be watching. (Please note this may make you very jealous, bordering on hateful, I do apologize):

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Kasabian
  • The Fratellis
  • Bloc Party
  • The Killers
  • The Kooks
  • Paulo Nutini
  • Lily Allen
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • James Morrison
  • Maximo Park
  • Babyshambles
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Mika
  • Jamie T
  • Just Jack
  • Damian Marley
  • Nizlopi
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Damien Rice
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Carl Cox

That’s not nearly the whole list of the performing bands, you can find that here, it’s just the few I shall be making a special effort to watch.

Life is cruel.

By Mark Forrester

Co-founder of WooThemes. Makers of WooCommerce - acquired by Automattic.

Mark is a husband, dad, early stage investor, photographer, gadget geek and sports fanatic. Proudly based in Cape Town, South Africa.

7 replies on “Best Weekend Ever”

you bastard.

(except i’d never go, even if you bought me a ticket. people:toilet ratio multiplied by tons of mud/ square metre = not a happy XGW. except i *would like to hurl my knickers at some of those men on the list. oh the toss-up)

Dear Mark,

I’m really trying not to hate you as much as I do at the moment. But it’s very difficult knowing that you’re going to see most of the bands that I myself would love to see. For this reason I will have to avoid your blog until regular postings continues. 😛

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