Opening Glastonbury, Maximo Park took to the Queen’s Head Stage at 4.30pm Thursday after crowds had been gathering for hours in advance blocking all thoroughfares to other fields. It was a great start to a great festival!
Thursday saw rain overnight providing us all with the mud we wanted so that our new wellies were not a wasted purchase. But like all good festivals, the weather doesn’t put a dampner on the festival goers. With the dance village being one of only a handful of area’s open it was the place to be for the ultimate re-forming of East 17 followed by a night of dancing.
As the weather got better over the weekend the revellers were definitely getting worse through the debilitating lack of sleep as each night became a longer dance fest.
Saturday night was Guilty Pleasures night in the Queen’s Head stage and Ian King, the winner of the Road To Glastonbury SingStar performance, really got the crowd going as he sang All Night Long, by Lionel Richie and finished with Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen. It’s not often you can say you’ve sang on stage at Glastonbury in front of about 2000 people so we must give Ian a massive congratulations (Vodcast link to follow soon so you can see his performance).
But Ian was not the only one to get up in front of a crowd to perform a SingStar tune, we had groups up everynight in the snug performing for all to see and we must also give them a well done for finding the courage too.
All in all, everyone had a great time, the weather dried out, as did most of the fields after the rain and highlights had were Blur, East 17, Bruce aka The Boss and many many more!