Don’t you just love a good festival?
Did you have tickets booked that were cancelled because of Covid? Those days will return and the memories are what make it so precious to look back on!
I’ve been to a few festivals back in my festival going days and the one that really stood out as having that peace love and happiness vibe about it, was of course the famous Glastonbury festival! I also loved Electric Picnic in Ireland (a much smaller but beautiful festival), but Glasto was just up there as being one of those WOW experiences – you will know if you’ve attended this great festival.
Glastonbury started in 1970 (named Pilton Pop, Folk and Blues Festival back then) and had around 1,500 people. Today it has over 200,000 attending and sells out within the hour – the panic that morning they go on sale to secure a ticket!!
There is so much you can say about Glastonbury – with its beautiful location in Worthy Farm Somerset: portraying that peace, love and happiness theme it so famously lives by. Vibes with outstanding views, (as you know if you’ve visited this gem of a place mud & all), the banter and exploring the many quirky and fun areas!
So many areas to chill out in, browse around while soaking up the glorious and incredible creative and artistic creations displayed throughout – before the music even starts.
Glastonbury festival overlooks an abundance of greenery in a farm dotted with thousands of festival-goers and is just so beautiful to stand back and embrace on the highest hill of the venue. Every area is evidently put together with so much love and hard work; displaying amazing themes throughout the farm.
Festival of trust:
Everyone Is just in their element and so much trust is attached to a festival of such vast. From my own experience: I remember losing my bag with wallet, keys, phone and sunglasses in it (ok, a few ciders might’ve been involved) thought to myself “there is no chance of that being handed in”. I went to the lost and found area next day and couldn’t believe my luck, when my bag was handed in and EVERYTHING was in it. That just showed the trust and vibe of the place, making the experience even more special.
Dalai Lama Appearance:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama made an appearance back in 2015 (Patty Smith brought him on stage during her set) . It was so lovely to experience this as the crowd sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to him. As he left (as gracious as ever) he wished us a happy life and that the sun would shine for us throughout the day. The minute he uttered those words the clouds split and out came that sun to a roaring crowd of festival-goers; it was such a magical moment!
Glasto is meant to lie on a ley line, aligning monuments and landscapes – having an energy like no other. That is entirely up to the individual and what you believe. Whatever it is, it certainly has a powerful energy attached to it!
Glastonbury has everything, from family areas, amazing food stands from every type of food, meditation fields, circus, comedy, oh the list just goes on; too many incredible areas. It really is a place anyone would enjoy. Let’s not forget the music that is added to this glorious event. Standing at the top of that Pyramid stage overlooking the farm and feeling that connection is powerful. Live bands belting out tunes to a crowd of music lovers – soaking up the vibes and connecting with each other!
Those days will return for any of you itching to get back to festivals. My festival days are over (well the long weekend ones anyway) but it’s the memories that live on in your soul along with the people, music, fun, laughter and beautiful Worthy Farm Somerset that I’ll forever be grateful for experiencing!
Thank you for taking the time to read my nostalgic festival post. What festivals have you enjoyed? Would love to hear 😊
As the famous Glastonbury vibe goes: may you have peace love and happiness in your life. Stay safe, be kind to each other and enjoy belting out those tunes!!