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Patti Smith was A1 and right out of the top tier.  

But if she'd also thrown Because The Night into the mix then.......well......

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14 minutes ago, GETOFFAMYLAWN said:

tbh mate, an old lady falling on her arse, spitting on the stage, and singing happy birthday to an auld bald geezer isn't everybody's idea of fun

and her choice of setlist made a mockery of the don't pee on the land campaign

Her guitar playing deffo isn't all it's cracked up to be. She broke all her strings for starters.

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44 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Patti Smith was A1 and right out of the top tier.  

But if she'd also thrown Because The Night into the mix then.......well......

Seen her do Hyde Park last year and we got Dancing Barefoot AND Because The Night, but still wasn't a fair trade for People Have The Power at the G. Free Money at Hyde Park almost made it worth it, not quite though.

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1. Radiohead 2017

2. Coldplay 2016

2.5 Foals 2016 

3. London Grammar 2014

4. Arcade Fire 2014

5. Royal Blood 2017 & 2014 (JP)

6. Urge Overkill 1995

7. Robert Plant 2014 ( yes I actually liked it)

8. King Gizzard  (JP) 2017

9.Metallica 2014

10. Adele 

 

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In no particular order 5 from the last 3 years. 

Patti Smith
The Killers
PSB
Lionel Richie
Coldplay

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On 7/26/2017 at 11:42 AM, CaledonianGonzo said:

I'd waited all my goddamn life to see Mick Taylor play with the Rolling Stones and it was still better than I thought it'd be.

 

On 7/26/2017 at 11:50 AM, BlackHole2006 said:

Still can't get over how utterly euphoric that Rolling Stones set was

 

On 7/26/2017 at 0:19 PM, Earthwindandfire2205 said:

It really was the best ever. In my lifetime I have been very fortunate to have been at some amazing things but the only thing that comes anywhere close to the anticipation of the set was working at the Olympics on the last night in the Olympic stadium before MO's final, and even that didn't come as close. 

 

19 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Yeah. Condolences. I'd have been beside myself if I'd not been in a prime spot for it.

agree with all sentiment here. truly the gig of my life, especially if you love Glastonbury like we all do and went through years and years of false rumours of "this will be the year" & to finally have it ...I only got a ticket in the resale for '13 (thanks @digi ) but what a day it was, especially with the prime spot I managed, even if it meant i missed the likes of Stevie Winwood, Rodriguez to go in before Elvis at 5pm and stopping drinking from 5 until about an hour left in the Stones set knowing a loo trip was within sight set. just a wonderful early afternoon all the good spirit during the wait, etc...what a day! just a shame that Jumping Jack Flash sounds so average on the youtube...it was brilliant where i was...

I wear that welly t-shirt proudly...

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1 Roger Waters

2 Bowie

3 REM

4 Neds Atomic Dustbin (last time they played, 2005 I think) got right to the front and loved every second.

5 Underworld in 98 and last year, also got to the front for both of those.

6 Courtney Barnett - she's just brilliant.

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Really hard to do this, and I'm probably forgetting tons, but-

1. Rolling Stones, 2013 - Euphoric. Just an amazing moment to be a part of.
2. Iggy & the Stooges, 2007 - Chaos and my first Glastonbury. Wonderful.
3. LCD Soundsystem, 2016 - Third here, but could have been number one - probably the best crowd I've been a part of.
4. Billy Bragg, 2016 - This was on the day of the EU referendum when everyone seemed confused about the world around them. An amazing tonic. Again could be number one.
5. Pulp, 2010 - Only a part time Pulp fan but Jarvis was great from start to finish. Starting with 'Do You Remember The First Time' and ending with 'Common people' - was amazing.
6. QOTSA, 2010 - Great setlist and a wonderful way to end one of my favourite Glastonburys.
7. Radiohead, 2017 - My favourite band in my favourite place - and should be higher but for some talkers around me early on. However from EEIRP onwards it was euphoric and enjoyed the last hour with total strangers, everything Glastonbury is about. 
8. Arctic Monkeys, 2007 - My first headliner at 16 and the band of the moment. The moment I was hooked on the festival.
9. Chemical Brothers, 2015 - Great as always, but this was my favourite.
10 (joint). Metallica, 2014 - Haven't listened to them before or since, but went along and thought they smashed it. The loudest I've ever heard the Pyramid Stage.
10 (joint). Gorillaz, 2010 - A proper marmite set in hindsight, but to see Albarn, half The Clash, Womack, Snoop and Loud fuckin' Reed... I was down the front and it was great.

Honourable mentions to The Hives, Bruce, Bobby Womack, the Verve (genuinely) and Stevie Wonder and the hundreds of others I have forgotten!
 

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Been going since '97, here's my always changing top 20. I could have easily filled it with 6 x Chemical Brothers and 3 x Radiohead but gone with just one from each 

1. Radiohead (Pyramid 1997)
2. Bob Dylan (Pyramid 1998)
3. Chemical Brothers (Pyramid 2000)
4. Leftfield (Other 2000)
5. David Bowie (Pyramid 2000)
6. Faithless (Pyramid 2002)
7. Roger Waters (Pyramid 2002)
8. Jimmy Cliff (Pyramid 2003)
9. Love with Arthur Lee (Other 2003)
10. Paul McCartney (Pyramid 2004)   
11. Orbital (Other 2004)
12. Brian Wilson (Pyramid 2005)
13. Jon Fogerty (West Holts 2007)
14. Roger McGuinn (Acoustic 2009)
15. Pulp (Park 2011)
16. Portishead (Other 2013)
17. Rolling Stones (Pyramid 2013)
18. Underworld (West Holts 2016)
19. Tame Impala (Pyramid 2016)
20. Foo Fighters (Pyramid 2017)

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1) Arctic Monkeys - 2013, Pyramid

2) Radiohead - 2017, Pyramid 

3) Lionel Richie - 2015, Pyramid

4) Alt-J - 2015, Pyramid

5) Foo Fighters - 2017, Pyramid

6) QOTSA - 2011, Other Stage

7) Coldplay - 2011, Pyramid

8 ) La Roux - 2015, John Peel

9) Two Door Cinema Club - 2013, Other

10) Bicep - 2013, Block 9

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On 26/07/2017 at 4:42 PM, CaledonianGonzo said:

I'd waited all my goddamn life to see Mick Taylor play with the Rolling Stones and it was still better than I thought it'd be.

 

On 26/07/2017 at 4:50 PM, BlackHole2006 said:

Still can't get over how utterly euphoric that Rolling Stones set was

 

On 26/07/2017 at 5:19 PM, Earthwindandfire2205 said:

It really was the best ever. In my lifetime I have been very fortunate to have been at some amazing things but the only thing that comes anywhere close to the anticipation of the set was working at the Olympics on the last night in the Olympic stadium before MO's final, and even that didn't come as close. 

 

On 26/07/2017 at 6:12 PM, CaledonianGonzo said:

A bangerfest the likes of which mankind shall ne'er witness again. 

All the cool kids were at the acoustic that night. 

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1. MUSE Pyramid 2004.My first year,a big Muse fan at the time and they were wow.

2.Hot Chip Other 2010. Beautiful evening, everyone was so into this brilliant set, its my uplifting set.

3.Suede JP 2015.Brett was full of energy,full on sing song.

4.Radiohead Pyramid 2017 Magical,i had space to totally flip out at the back of the field.

5. FFS JP 2015. stumbled across them and what a set, smiled from ear to ear.

6.Nick Cave Pyramid 2009. stunning.

7. Jarvis Cocker JP 2009. i'VE never laughed and smiled as much

8. Killers  JP 2004. Massive crowd and they were ready to explode.

9. Chic West Holts 2013.one big dance along.

10. Future Islands 2017. My partners first year and we sang our heads off, amazing atmosphere in that tent.

11. Chas n Dave Acoustic Stage 2005. the spirit of Glastonbury in that tent.

12. Arcade Fire Pyramid 2014. Fab little group of us at the front giving it max.

13. Arcade Fire Other 2007. Just...My body is a cage. i cried.

14. Speak and Spell ( Depeche Mode Tribute) WG 2017.....because I've always wanted to see them at Glastonbury (My Band) this was the closest that i would get and they were brilliant, i cried, a Glastonbury moment..i was home.

Other standout moments..so many.

 

 

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Patti Smith 2015

Ray Davies 2009

Pulp 2011

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott 2014 

Blur 2009

Flaming Lips 2017

BB King 2011

Tinariwen 2014

Tindersticks 2009

Willi Nelson 2010

Kris Kristofferson 2017

Super Furry Animals 2016

Specials 2009

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My three favourites are either Chemical Brothers 2015, Ben UFO b2b Job Jobse 2016, or Rolling Stones 2013

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A very personal list, but....

 

1) Portishead - Other -2013

2) Radiohead - Pyramid- 2003

3) Lamb - Avalon -2004

4) Daughter - John Peel - 2013

5) Eels - Other -2011

6) R.E.M - Pyramid -2003

7) Richard Hawley - Park - 2016

8)  The Rolling Stones - Pyramid -2013

9) The Killers - New Bands Tent - 2004

10) Interpol - Other - 2003

 

Insane to think that I have missed off Paul McCartney (Pyramid, 2004), Aphex Twin (Glade-secret), Kate Tempest (West Holts, 2017, PJ Harvey (Other, 2016), Billy Bragg (Left Field, 2011), RPMs (a pub, 2013), 2ManyDJs (Dance Tent, 2003), Patti Smith (Pyramid, 2015) and Johnny Marr (John Peel, 2013).

 

 

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Said on another thread that nothing will ever beat Blur 09 for pure joy. It was the most perfect coming together of band and crowd I've ever been a part of.

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On 28/07/2017 at 5:19 AM, OG said:

 

 

 

All the cool kids were at the acoustic that night. 

who was on Acoustic?

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On 26/07/2017 at 8:10 AM, Deadendfriends8 said:

Don't all kill me then judge my choices, but who else thought the stones were a bit shit?

 

On 26/07/2017 at 4:50 PM, BlackHole2006 said:

Still can't get over how utterly euphoric that Rolling Stones set was

I couldn't believe that I'd managed to get myself an about tenth row spot for The Stones. I mean, I knew I was going to see them, but never imagined getting such a good position. Euphoric is the right word. I certainly was. Phoning and texting people. Boasting of my amazing good fortune and luck. Loved every minute of that night.

However. Got back home. Went to watch the set on iPlayer... and was woefully unimpressed. OK, MJ's world class stagecraft and presence came across well, but it definitely didn't sound as good as I remembered it.  The phrase "I guess you had to be there" never felt more appropriate.

Godammit this thread is hard to answer. To do it properly I'd have to dig out the old programmes (or Wiki as OP suggests). Been going regularly since '04 after doing '95 and taking nine years to get back.

So, I'll post one that really stands out:

Portishead. Acoustic. 1995.

Oh, and, thinking about it, as I haven't mentioned it for ages:

England v Portugal 2004 European Cup. Pyramid screens. Even though we lost. Imagine if we'd won? Best Thursday ever! What a crowd, and what a reintroduction to that field (and the festival as a whole) for me.

And.

Obviously McCartney that year. Pre festival, idiot me was moaning along the lines of "...bloody boring has beens, Glasto's supposed to be about happening, of the moment bands and acts". I can't think of anything I've been more wrong about in my life. Just a fantastic experience. Live and Let Die was written to be performed with fireworks. Led the way for lots and lots of future legend headliners. I still can't believe '09 with Springsteen and Neil Young on the same bill. And Blur put in possibly the gig of the decade that same year.

 

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1. Stevie Wonder - Pyramid 2010

2. Arcade Fire - Pyramid 2014

3. Pulp - Park 2011

4. QOTSA - Other 2011

5. Chic - Pyramid 2017

6. Underworld - WH 2016

7. Flaming Lips - Park 2017

8. Future Islands - Other 2015

9. King Gizzard - Park 2015

10. Ray Davis - Pyramid 2010

11. Prodigy - Other 2009

12. Faithless - Pyramid 2010

13.  Neil Young - Pyramid 2009

15. Metallica - Pyramid 2014

16. Dakkhabrakka - WH 2016

17. Paul Heaton & Jaqui Abbott - Other 2016

18. Robert Plant - Pyramid 2014

19. Craig Charles - Truth 2017

20. Leftfield - Sonic 2014

 

 

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Most memorable for various reasons. 

Iggy & Stooges 2007 Other

Bjork 2007 Other

Portishead 2013 Other

Gong 2010 The Glade

Wilko Johnson  2015 (Norman Watt Roy was superb) Acoustic

Imelda May 2011 Acoustic

Duane Eddy 2011 West Holts

Omar Souleyman 2011 West Holts (because it was funny)

Eric Truffaz 2009 West Holts

Solomon Burke 2008 West Holts

Buddy Guy West Holts 2008 (maybe not the best ever but big fan and never seen before)

Red Snapper 2009 The Glade

Son of Dave 2014 Shangri La Hell when the power went of he went acoustic and handed his percusssion bits out to the audience, brilliant. I'm in the photo :)

http://www.shaungordon.photography/p926871460/e7e3deba

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Imagine watching a Beatles cover band when actual real Keef, Micks Jagger and Taylor, and Charlie Watts are on stage a couple hundred yards away, and they're on form and playing hit after hit.

Ronnie Wood there for comic relief, the grubby peado.

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