Posted by: Jim Hutchins31 MAY 2010
What aweek! U2 pulled out of Glastonbury when Bono did his back in. The headline acton Friday will now be Gorrilaz. This will be the only chance to catch the act ata UK festival! Not only will it be Gorrilaz first time at the GlastonburyFestival, it will be the first time Glasto has seen a ‘virtual band’ as aheadline act! The full line up for Glastonbury this year is as amazing as everand there will be something for you, whatever your musical taste. Other ‘wants’for me are – Muse, Stevie Wonder, Seasick Steve, Jack Johnson, The Stranglers,Pet Shop Boys & The Cribs. I know I’ll probably try to catch Groove Armada,with the memory of walking into the World Jazz Stage arena to see the sun comeout and hear the wonderful brass section & vocals in “Sand Dunes”. And thenthere’s Rolf Harris . . .
I’ve nonews on the FMS pharmacy, but the market pharmacy, Medicine Man, is beginning abusy season with several new staff working alongside us seasonedRocknRollPharmacists. James Powell & the team will be well up to speed byGlastonbury with a Medicine Man presence at both the Download Festival and TheIsle of Wight Festival, two weeks before the Glastonbury Festival. He’s stillfinalising the team for Hyde Park on the Glastonbury weekend too! Anotheropportunity to see Stevie Wonder if you’re not at Glastonbury.
I’mstarting to think about the added responsibility of taking children with meagain. My youngest, at 7 yrs, can’t remember Glasto because he was still quiteyoung last time. His 10 tear old sister is really looking forward to it andsees herself as a Glastonbury Baby. We can’t argue because she was only 9 weeksold at her first Glasto Festival and went several times up until she was schoolage. Of course, this may also be the first of many more!
With nosecure camping & hot showers (and no, they weren’t always hot!), I’m goingto be out with the masses for my ablutions this year. Since I have short hair,I discovered last time how easy it was to wash, shave & even do my hair atthe communal taps. I did it before work each time & loved it, rain orshine! The bigger issue (& my children still have to face it!) is toilets. AtGlastonbury, you need to remember that you share the loos for 5 days or so with200,000 other people. Do you take a deep breath & climb inside a blueplastic portable loo which has been standing in the sun for many days, or doyou use the big green metal loos with a pit dropping twenty feet below you andthe rain falling on you from above? The important thing is NOT to think you cansimply ‘go quietly’ in a hedge or a field. With pollution a real problem in thepast, you could find yourself spotted by the Green Police, who with whistles& hooters and lots of pointing, get thousands of people to “BOO” you!!
23 days togo! Things to do!