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    Glastonbury 2017 Awards

    Best Act: Phoenix Best Song: Lisztomania Best Discovery: Canalon de Timbique Most Frequented Stage: John Peel
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    Best cover version of the weekend

    This. And Bootleg Beatles/The Smyths on Thursday if I can include them! Shaggy doing In the Summertime as well (although I know this is well established by now).
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    Orchestra Baobab on the Pyramid and Canalon de Timbique at the Gully were immensely danceable. Very glad I managed to get myself up early enough for them! Craig David was an unexpected highlight. And finally Boy Better Know, which I decided on seeing as I just wasn't that convinced about Justice (sorry, and I do love the first album) were amazing. Felt like I was back in London. Just a shame that I actually am back in London right now.
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    Radiohead Headlining 2017

    I count myself as a big fan, but as someone who was by myself since the rest of my group were elsewhere (and also as someone who suffers from anxiety at being in a big crowd) I stayed towards the back. Obviously this was an oversight on my part, as apparently there was quite a lot of room at the front? But I still think they should have thought about those towards the back of the field. No problems with the setlist - in fact they played almost everything I would have wanted apart from All I Need, National Anthem, and Life in a Glasshouse - but obviously they can't play everything! I thought it was quite well geared towards the casual fan. I just wish I had been with someone else and had got closer!
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    What made you smile ?

    This has made me smile. I nominate this.
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    Top 5 Acts

    1. Phoenix 2. The Avalanches 3. Father John Misty 4. Canalon De Timbique (stumbled across them!) 5. Boy Better Know I wish I could have got into Radiohead more, being a massive Radiohead fan... Just wasn't as good for me as 03! (Might have had something to do with the fact that none of the group I was with wanted to see them). Happy they played Let Down and FPT though! Honourable mentions to Shaggy, Craig David, The Smyths and Orchestra Baobab. And Don Letts and Jeremy Corbyn! (Had a lump in my throat so I did)
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    2017 - How was it for you?

    I saw you guys. Thanks for putting a smile on my face!
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    2017 - How was it for you?

    Absolutely loved this year, having been previously in 03, 04, 08 and 09. This one was definitely up there. Highlights were anything where I could get a bit dancey. Really enjoyed Orchestra Baobab on Sunday. Seeing the Avalanches on Saturday completed a 15 (?) year cycle for me from their first album to seeing them live. Phoenix were amazing as well, took a while to get them on stage but when they came out it was worth the wait! Also, my girlfriend dragged me to Craig David and he surprised me with how humble and obviously moved he seemed by the reception he got. He deserved it as well - the man puts on a good show! Although the ultimate showman was Shaggy at West Holts on the Sunday when the sun came out... Lowlights are few and far between. Some of the crowds were a bit much for me (someone who suffers from anxiety), and I was stood behind someone at Future Islands who seemed hellbent on ruining my experience of it by bumping into me on purpose in an exaggerated fashion - not very nice considering I was there by myself and would have loved to have been able to get into it a bit more in my own way! But all that being said, I bloody loved it. Can't wait for the next one.
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    The size of the crowds

    Mental, they are watching from the path looking over the stage that goes towards Avalon. Fortunately made it to oumou Sangare on west holts where I seem to be one of the only people here. Makes a nice change.
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    Friday Highlights

    Canalon de timbique at the gully were great, really uplifting music. Future islands, who I only knew a bit about before I went in, really blew me away with their energy. Don letts' dj set at the glade was pretty special. A lot of skanking going on. and hacienda classical - bez and hooky!
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    The size of the crowds

    West holts was pretty busy for hot 8 brass band - I don't remember ever seeing it that busy that early in the day back when it was jazz world! Similarly it was murder getting through the crowd for royal blood to john peel later in the day. Definitely does feel as if there's a lot more people here this year.
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    Happy Glastonbury Everyone!

    I've been lurking this forum for the last few weeks. This is my 5th Glastonbury (the last being 2009), and I will be turning 30 on the Sunday. The first time I went I was but a young lad of 16. I can't think of a better place on earth to celebrate my birthday, and I hope you all have a great time too. See you on the farm, and as a man once told me in the acoustic tent after Arthur Lee in 2004 - shine on.