Glastonbury 2011: From behind the tabard
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Ever since its inception in 1970 Glastonbury has been unique amongst UK festivals. Aside from showcasing the very best in contemporary music and performing arts from around the globe, the festival remains dedicated to helping those less fortunate than its guests and every year donates over £2 million to charity. One such charity is Oxfam with whom the festival has been working with since 1993, and in my first year at Glastonbury it was from behind the fluorescent orange tabard of steward E599 that I came to witness the biggest and best festival on the planet. Having spent the last two summers of my life boogying on the beaches of Croatia’s Soundwave Festival I was not sure what to expect from a far larger gathering in my own back garden. Visions of riots and ten foot fires a-la Reading Festival sprung to mind, but I was assured that such bedlam was not an issue in the rolling hills of Pilton. And as we pitched up our tent on Tuesday I could see why. Positioned at the top of the hill our campsite gave the first indication of what was to be an extraordinary weekend. A spectacular panoramic view of the festival site revealed a playground of limitless adventure and outstanding natural beauty, a vision that would only flourish further as the weekend wore on. In house things were equally impressive. Private showers, toilets and our own bar were only topped by five free meals from onsite caterers throughout the week which included curry, burritos and a life-changing Chinese belly of pork.
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