Online Opinion

5th July 2013 at 01:00
Readers respond to a Blue Peter-style Glastonbury

- Darn BBC as its married, pregnant and sober presenters descend on Glastonbury again and present sick-making nonsense about how everyone is having such a good time. These straights! They ruin festivals. They're existentially bankrupt, childish idiots who never took a trip in their lives. Bleedin' Blue Peter all over again.

Jude Fawley

- You wish you were there, don't you?


- Aye, when Jude were a lad it were a proper festival.


- God-awful place. I agree with Liam (Gallagher): "Glastonbury is like Bond Street with mud, with loads of celebrities walking around in their boots and umbrellas. I'm not having it."


- Jude Fawley, I went in 1986 - it was very good. Managed to twist my ankle on the journey. The coach driver let us out for a pee. I jumped over a gate and hurt myself. Limped or was carried around the festival for rest of weekend as I didn't realise St John's Ambulance were there to help. It was different from the modern festival then.


- Never been to a "festival" as such. Never liked the recuperation by the friggin' capitalists. Shame on you all for supporting the capitalist "takeover" of the normal music lovers' local shindigs.


- You can watch a fair amount live on BBC iPlayer but most of it seems quite pedestrian stuff ... At least at home you don't get all the welly-wearing middle-class idiots being rebels for a weekend before going back to their well-paid jobs.


- Last time I went, they still had the Travellers there, which made it much more fun. It's all a bit too sanitised for me now.


- There seems to be some strange chin-fungus virus that has taken over the young men. Quite enjoyed Dizzee Rascal and Professor Green. There is a definite Glasto uniform, but it's getting boring.



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