Aw boo, it’s over for another year, but hey wasn’t it great mud-sliding fun!
The Who closed the world’s biggest music festival with a resounding greatest hits set, as the rain pounded down for one final time, it certainly didnt dampen Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey‘s spirits.
Having just headlined the Knowsley Hall event up in Liverpool the previous night, we knew that Townshend and Daltrey are on tip top live form, and on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage for the closing night, they certainly didn’t disapopint.
In the pouring rain, the rock veterans played through their greatest hits, including: ‘Who Are You‘, ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again‘ and ‘Pinball Wizard.’
The band who have never played the Glastonbury festival before, despite consistent rumours in the late 60s and early 70s, thanked fans at the end of their show last night. Guitarist Townshend told the wet audience: “We waited a long time to come here. We are so pleased to be here. Thanks for sticking with us.”
Roger Daltrey added: “It maybe muddy, it maybe wet but you have been fantastic. Thank you Glastonbury.”
The Who played:
‘I Can’t Explain’
‘Anyway Anyhow Anywhere’
‘Who Are You’
‘Behind Blue Eyes’
‘You Better You Bet’
‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’
‘The Kids Are Alright’
‘See Me Feel Me’
‘Listening To You’
‘Tea And Theatre’
And so Glastonbury is over for another year. I hazard a guess that at least 20,000 pairs of wellies have been abandoned on site, too heavy, too dirty to contemplate bringing home.
Washing machines will be on full spin cycles and eyes can now glaze over with the already growing distant memories of 2007’s weekend down on Worthy Farm.
So what did you get up to? Did you see any crazy sights? What were your festival anthems? What was the best outfit you saw/ wore? Did you get married in the Lost Vagueness chapel?
Tell me what I missed out on… I’m dying to know what happened up in the fields I didnt make it to…
Catch up with my blogs from the weekend here:
Thurs June 21: Onsite and soaking Glastonbury in
Friday June 22: Glasto Weather Update, and Modest Mouse
Friday June 22: Super Sunny Furry Animals
Friday June 22: Sun goes down on Rufus Wainwright
Saturday June 23: Bjork rules, Arctics whimper, good morning on day two
Saturday June 23: Biffy Clyro, CSS and Klaxons defy Glastonbury rain
Saturday June 23: John Fogerty triumphs at Glastonbury
Sunday June 24: Wellies, Weller and Weather, Glasto wades in for final day
Sunday June 24: The Waterboys get Glastonbury a-twirling
Sunday June 24: Come down Sunday, Shirely Bassey, Stonehenge and more