The Little Things #3 – The Glastonbury Edition

Glastonbury festival 2014Welcome to the Glastonbury edition of The Little Things, a semi-regular series that aims to highlight all the good stuff that’s been happening in my life lately. Festivals can be a surprisingly marmite topic and although I’m always very glad for a shower and fresh sheets at the end of it, I love a good festival.

I think this was my 7th or 8th Glastonbury and it was very different, as it was the first time in years that I wasn’t working there. I didn’t take my DLSR to the festival (who needs the extra weight and worry of it getting stolen?) but I did pack my teeny tiny Mini Diana. Here’s what I got up to…

Blogging about: How to make a floral crown, my favourite new vintage dress (that I wouldn’t take to a festival) and some fool-proof festival hairstyle ideas.
Listening to: Dolly Parton, M.I.A, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Lana del Ray, MGMT, Haim and The Black Keys, to name but a few. A playlist of these acts helped me get through my first day back in the office post-festival.
Watching: London Grammar. Despite being a little underwhelmed with the main headliners, there were so many incredible acts to see this year. London Grammar closed the John Peel stage on Sunday night and were chills-down-your-spine fantastic.
Buying: New wellington boots – mine gave up the will to live by day three of the festival. Damp feet are no fun so for £20 I bought a replacement pair. Alas this meant not buying any vintage dresses, boo!
Doing: The Dolly Parton flashmob dance – ok so it wasn’t quite the 50,000 strong flashmob I’d imagined, but my friends and I fun dancing to Jolene never the less.
Eating: Pies, nachos and stone baked pizza in the Green Fields. With all the walking required to get from one side of the festival to the other, carbohydrates were a necessity.
Wearing: A vintage paisley pleated skirt from Grandma Ship-Shape, floral print dresses and lots if glitter, which I accidentally fell asleep while wearing – oops!
Shooting: Using my Mini Diana lomo camera. It’s only the second roll of film I’ve shot so I’m still getting to grips with the (limited) focusing options and the fact it seems to veer to the right.
Enjoying: Visiting one of the WaterAid She Pee stations. The toilets are always one of the worst things about attending any festival, so being able to pee standing up (TMI?) was a revelation. It made my festival experience a lot more pleasant and I’d seriously recommend giving it a try at your next festival.
Looking forward to: next year already!

Did you go to Glastonbury this year (or watch it from the comfort of your sofa)? Let me know your favourite act.

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    • SJ
      August 6, 2014 / 6:05 am

      Next year, next year!

  1. July 12, 2014 / 9:04 am

    Lana was incredible, wasn’t she!? WaterAid She Pees? Say whaaaaaat?

    • SJ
      August 6, 2014 / 6:05 am

      Yep! Changed my festival experience entirely – definitely recommend giving it a whirl next year (!) x

  2. July 13, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    So jealous that you’ve been to Glastonbury that many times! I do enjoy going to festivals but agree that the toilets are the worst aspect of them as they usually reek and there’s always a huge queue for them, the She Pee station sounds interesting, but I’d feel slightly self-conscious using one unless I had several drinks down me! xo

    • SJ
      August 6, 2014 / 6:07 am

      Lots of people went in with a friend to give them a confidence boost but I have to say that I was giggling too much when I tried to do that! I’d say it’s definitely worth trying – it’s a bit weird to get used to but so much better than being stuck in a queue for a portaloo for ages. x

  3. July 28, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    Ooh, far too many favourite acts to choose just one! Definitely Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Goldfrapp and Public Service Broadcasting would have to be top though :-) Hope next year to fab too! :-) x

    • SJ
      August 6, 2014 / 6:08 am

      Ooh, I missed Public Service Broadcasting but I saw them in Bristol a couple of months ago and they were brilliant – Goldfrapp was pretty awesome, too :) xx

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