Greenpeace Club Solar

Glastonbury Festival 1998 reviews

published: Thu 9th Jul 1998

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June 1998
Worthy Farm, Pilton, nr Glastonbury, Somerset, England
£80
daily capacity: 80000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013

Review by: Neil
Stage: Greenpeace Club Solar (Club Dog)
Day: Saturday night / Sunday morning

WOW!

Having persuaded my partner to look after our son for the night, I arrived at the tent (in the Greenpeace area) at about Midnight Saturday, where there were already about 150 people dancing.
I'd turned up to see System 7, who, according to their website were due on at 00:30. Rather than ask, I just got sucked in by the trancy music (I'm not one of those people who knows what each type of dance music is labelled, but I know what I like when I hear it), and totally chemical free, proceeded to freek out.

The DJ (didn't catch his name) was great - in fact this was one of the best DJ sets I've heard for a while - and I was almost disappointed when at about 1pm Medicine Drum started to play. But they were great! The tent started to fill up as the 'official' stages ended for the night, and by the end of their set there were about 500 people inside (and outside) the tent, mostly dancing, with just a few there for the spectical.

The same (I think) DJ came back on after Medicine Drum, and gave another roaring set, the tent getting fuller and fuller and the crowd getting wilder. Unfortunately some MC liked the sound of his own voice, and rather than whipping the crowd up seemed to turn some of them off.

Being an old hippie (at least so I'm told), I've had a desire for about 15 years to see Steve Hillage [man!], and so nowadays the only way is with System 7.
At 02:30 the MC announced that 'System 7 will be on after the next tune'....and then the same again at about 02:45......and again at 03:00.....by which time the MC was driving me mad, by body was beginning to complain, and knowing I would have to be up at 7:30 to deal with my son I left, still not ever having heard a live performance by Steve Hillage. Ah well....next year.

review by: Neil Greenway

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June 1998
Worthy Farm, Pilton, nr Glastonbury, Somerset, England
£80
daily capacity: 80000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013


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