While I was at Glastonbury I met so many interesting people, some that I met for the first time at Glastonbury this year. Some that I originally met at a festival, but have seen again at this one, and some people that I’ve never met before in my life and probably will never meet again (although I hope they manage to find my blog and keep in touch in some way).
So this is a post dedicated to those people. Festival friends, festival friends that became great friends, and festival randoms (people I met). I love every single one of you and it was an honour meeting you.
Most deserving of a mention is my dear husband Ben who first of all persuaded me to come to Glastonbury this year and he was right – I loved it. But its also fitting to mention him in this post as when we first met, Ben left Reading Festival and missed seeing Neil Young to come and see me sing in my band (and I’m ashamed to say I blanked him). Still, all worked out in the end!
My Fellow Campers
This Glastonbury would not have been what it was without my lovely fellow campers – Gordon – who Ben and I originally met at a festival, Adam (Ben’s best man and best friend since college) and Adam’s fiance Cath who we met for the first time at Glastonbury.
Randoms (I mean that in a nice way – we met randomly at Glastonbury) – in order of appearance
This lovely chap is called Simon and I met him initially on the bus from Castle Cary to the site. I first of all noticed his tattoo which is of a …. dragon? if I remember rightly. Something like that anyway. We got chatting and I discovered that he was at the festival on his own all the way from Australia (Perth, I think it was). I gave him my number so that he could meet up with us if he wanted. We did meet up and this photo was taken near the Brothers Bar in West Holt?? I think. He stayed with us and partied on down in Shangri-La with us until the early hours Thursday night. Thank god for vodka and redbull, that’s all I can say.
Some guys that I met on Wednesday just after I got onsite and was sitting by the Acoustic stage waiting for Ben, Gordon, Adam & Cath to come and meet me. I can’t remember your names, guys, but it was a pleasure chatting to you. I learnt that the one on the left had split up from a long-term girlfriend and we had quite a long chat about how he wanted to really feel strongly about someone before he would get involved – or something like that. My take is that he had his heart broken (even if it was a mutual break) and while he’s definitely a romantic, he doesn’t want to let his heart be broken too easily again.
We met these lovely people in the glade (dunno what its proper name is, but there was a clearing with some weaved statues and a big fire pit area. We stopped there to warm our hands but I went round to the other side as the others because the smoke was going in my face and the very nice lady in the yellow hat let me squeeze in next to her and we started chatting. I made the foot in mouth mistake of thinking that she was here with her mum and dad (turned out it was her sister and her sister’s husband). In my defence, she did look younger than mid-twenties!! And sorry I can’t remember your names either. Later on, I started writing down the names of random people I met and took photos of for my blog. Well, mostly!
The lovely Lucy who I met for the first time this year but whom my husband has been chatting via e-Festivals for years and met up with a few times. She organised a camp of around 80 people this year and she also organised a cocktail party on the Thursday. I turned up, found Lucy, and as you see in the picture she immediately handed me a margherita. I was in love from that instant! lol
Lucy’s Cocktail Party
Me and face-paint girl
Bloke with very interesting painted mustache
The fanciest cocktail drinking cat in Camp Triangle
Bloke with quite possibly deadly and contagious disease – Glasto-itis
Pretty lady whose name, just like the others, I can’t remember.
Lady with very blue water-protective thingy.
Camp Triangle posse and us
us and more of the Camp Triangle posse
It was her birthday, you know!
Two very nice, tropically adorned ladies. I loved the hat brolly and also the parrot sunglasses!
This lovely couple we met at Shangri-La on Thursday night got engaged the night before at Glastonbury. Here’s wishing them a lovely wedding (hope its also at Glastonbury as that would be so fitting).
This is Neil, who we met through a friend of ours at a festival (Reading I think) one year. This is one of those friends that we only ever see at festivals 🙂
This is Neil again, Ben and Neil’s friend Guy.
Bloke with very cool face paint – in Shangri-La
Welsh metaller couple. Lovely people. Met them in a bar in the Shangri-La area. Talked about music & family & all sorts of other stuff.
Arthur Smith wot I met on Friday afternoon. He had very cool trousers and a big medallion! Its all about the mediallions! Plus he was very friendly and nice!
Melissa & Neil from Sussex. Recently engaged. Clearly in love. Neil made me well up when he talked about what a good mother Melissa would be. Such a sweet couple.
Funny moment – Gordon and I were sitting in the sun on Friday afternoon and Gordon had borrowed my hat cos it was so sunny. He had forgotten to put suncream on his nose – he put it on his face, all except his nose. At that very moment I noticed this man standing up with sun cream coming out of his pocket. I said – he has some suncream. Go grab some out of his pocket! or something to that effect – and he did. Thanks for sharing your suncream pocket with us!!!
Very cool dude in a space suit!
Amanda and baby Forrest. Forrest was 9 weeks old and they were here for the day (they live nearby) with Amanda’s other half and their toddler – dad had gone with toddler and Amanda stayed with baby. Forrest was such a cutiepie and made me very clucky!!! And I think Amanda was very brave bringing a 9 week old to Glastonbury! But she made it look so easy! Thank you for letting me have cuddles, Amanda!
This lovely lady gave me a shoulder massage during the Rolling Stones – when I was suffering from stiff neck and shoulders
Sam Walker from Farnham and her boyfriend Toby. Sam comes from same place as us and knows the lady who runs my mum’s local cafe. Small world!
Couple we were chatting to who were staying in some very posh accommodation and knocking shoulders with lots of famous types.
People with very cool chairs
More people with cool chairs 🙂
This is Ellie and her festival bag (I was admiring her rucksack while I was sat in my chair watching people wander past me and she stopped for a while in front of me so I had time to admire her bag. She told me its story – how she had changed it and added to it – the badges all have stories and she has added some festival wristbands. I told her to keep in touch so I can see the additions to her bag as she makes them. I love this kind of personalization of an item. A dull rucksack that you didn’t really like (she didn’t like the original lining so she changed it) can be turned into something so special and personal to you. Each part telling a story.
To all you lovely people that we met at Glastonbury – or saw again after a long time. It was lovely to spend time with all of you. Even if I can’t remember your names!!!!
I am connecting this post up to Magic Moments by The Oliver’s Madhouse as I believe each of these connections I made was a magic moment.