Glastonbury is wet
June 24, 2005 11:44 AM   Subscribe

Glastonbury this year is a bit wet
posted by Mwongozi (16 comments total)
haha, i love the understatement: "It's slightly soggy on site at Glastonbury..." looking at the pic, those tents are nearly drowning in a flood.
posted by merc at 11:48 AM on June 24, 2005

posted by lucien at 11:49 AM on June 24, 2005

I was there for the rain years in '97 and '98. I feel for those poor sods.
posted by punilux at 11:51 AM on June 24, 2005

Good lord!
posted by Specklet at 12:02 PM on June 24, 2005

The only thing that could improve this news is if Mr Paltrow gets hit in the face with a bottle of warm piss.
posted by dodgygeezer at 12:17 PM on June 24, 2005

Wow. I'd think that wandering around in water that's downstream from the port-a-potties would put me right off my banana fritters.

"Mmm... It's a bit nutty."
/Austin Powers

Also, effluvium is a nice word to say.
posted by Zack_Replica at 12:19 PM on June 24, 2005

that makes me feel a little better about missing this year's festival.
posted by car_bomb at 12:27 PM on June 24, 2005

Nothing like cholera to remember your youth by.
posted by m@ at 1:05 PM on June 24, 2005

So, what are the chances of mud not being thrown at the performers? In my experience, zero.
posted by smackfu at 1:06 PM on June 24, 2005

Drity hippies.
posted by Capn at 1:43 PM on June 24, 2005

Somwhat related, here's the live webcast (RealAudio). At the moment it's the Doves, then Fatboy Slim.
posted by smackfu at 1:44 PM on June 24, 2005

Glastonbury every year is a bit wet, no?
posted by krunk at 2:28 PM on June 24, 2005

Wait - they don't hold the festival on the Somerset fens do they? Even drained, they are only one bad storm away from being marshes.
posted by jb at 9:13 PM on June 24, 2005


punilux: I hear ya. '98 veteran.
posted by blag at 6:31 AM on June 25, 2005

Andrew Kendall is posting photographs, as well.
posted by jokeefe at 1:00 PM on June 25, 2005

A little late with a comment here, but I thought I'd post as I was a photographer with Guardian Online this year and was camped very near to where most of the photos were taken of flooded tents. You can see some of my photos on the Guardian website here:,8542,1510615,00.html

I've also placed many of the photos in a gallery here:
posted by BobsterLobster at 8:08 AM on July 1, 2005

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