It never ceases to amaze me how huge this festival really is. When you see the whole scale of the site on tv it is absolutely massive, it's like someone has built another town. I admire the organisers as to bring all that together takes an amazing amount of time and commitment. I mean look at the line up, it's about as big as the countryside it consumes, something for everyone.
I have never been to Glastonbury but one year I would love to, obviously it won't be next year as the festival takes it's rest year in 2018 but it is on my bucket list. Saying that I think the tv coverage is really good and you get a good view, I can always go and throw a few plastic bottles around my living room and not flush the toilet a few times for a realistic effect but there is nothing like experiencing it for real.
So what did we think of the line up? Pretty good I reckon. Great reactions to the secret set from The Killers, Biffy Clyro, and headliner Ed Sheeran. My favourite of the weekend had to be the mighty Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl just knows how to work a crowd and Taylor Hawkins taking over the cover of 'Under Pressure' was brilliant. I love their energy and I think they would have gone on all night if it was possible.
I do love it when it comes around to the Sunday afternoon 'Legends' spot. Now this I would love to be there for. Barry Gibb this year, just the ultimate legend. What a guy, he is just so lovely and I am guaranteed that I will know most of the songs. All the classics and yes I had a 70's disco boogie around my living room, how could you not? Loved the moment he got given a gold jacket and actually put it on. I think his brothers were looking down on him, he must think about them all the time, bittersweet experience for him but he spun that glitter ball and owned that spot.
Another legend I really enjoyed seeing was Nile Rodgers and Chic. They were just so amazing, you forget the classics these bands have produced. I was blown away, proper songs by proper musicians. Class act. They remind me a lot of my school days as 'Le Freak' was a regular disco tune. Good memories and Good Times (see what I did there). All these Legends look really good as well. They look in better health than some of the newbies. There must be a magic formula. It's the funk and disco, keeps us 'Staying Alive....oh I need to stop this now.
Great job from all the acts organisers, staff and the weather was even good too. All wrapped up and the site can be handed back to the farm for a while. Here's to the return in 2019 and I wonder who will be headlining then........we'll just have to wait and see.
Thanks for joining me on Music Monday I will return tomorrow for a bit of Teapot Tuesday.
Take care for now........
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