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When “we’ll meet again” played and the libertines banner came into view in 2015, unbelievable moment for me and my wife 

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The Wednesday morning of 2011, my first time. I pitched my tent at the top of Michaels Mead then opened a can of Thatchers and looked over to the Pyramid Stage then the Glastonbury sign at the other side of the site and thought to myself I love this place. 

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15 hours ago, garc1a said:

are you sure it was your wife?

Hmmm. She does have short hair.

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2015, Jamie xx on the Park Stage. When he played Loud Places I absolutely bawled, I was going through a particularly rough time with mental health and that song was almost an emotional crutch so to have it rounding off what was a phenomenal set was something else for me. 

Honorary mention to getting chatting with a group of lads between The xx and Radiohead in 2017 and ending up sharing joints, getting topless, and having a bloody brilliant time watching Radiohead play the best set I have ever seen. 

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Weirdly it was watching a band that I didnt really like and still dont. (I dont dislike them, i just never listen to them).

Chase & Status on West Holts, 2011.

I had had a great day and was feeling great, but decided to go and see Morrissey on the Pyramid. I went on my own and whilst I wasn't expecting the king of gloom to be uplifting, he just didnt seem like he wanted to be there and he bummed me out. Afterwards I was trying to contact my group, with no luck so I was contemplating a Saturday night on my own! As I was walking through West Holts, I randomly bumped into half of the group. We decided to stay for Chase & Status and as we made our way towards the mixing desks, we randomly bumped into the other half of the group.

I just remember dancing, in the absolute hammering rain, which felt amazing as we all came up at the same time! Dancing with strangers, etc...Just lost myself in that set.

Here's a video of the song I remember the most, which isn't great but gives you the gist...https://youtu.be/Yc_Dh5G6luU

Close second was Foos in 2017. Been wanting to see them since about 1998 and never managed to. Was gutted when they cancelled in 2015. I didnt drink anything for most of the day because I wanted to remember the set, and not have to go to the toilet every 5 seconds and it didnt disappoint.

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hard to choose especially as I get older and do more Glastonburys the y all meld in to one

 

but two stick out 

 

Justice 2017 West Holts, such an amazing set and atmosphere, Moderat before them just made such an amazing Sunday night

 

2005 maybe the Beautiful south in the Accoustic tent , totally no voice, spent a lot of time in there that year seeing Chas and Dave the day before they rank up there with the best set ever

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Chic in 2013 was pretty damn special.  In all my years, that set had the best party atmosphere and banger after banger after banger.

There's nothing quite like being with your festival family watching a band absolutely nail it from start to finish.

 

Though my greatest moment happened a year later.

In 2014 at arcadia in the day for Craig Charles always stands out for me.  It had been raining on and off all day and spirits were dampened somewhat but everyone was trying their best to make the most of it.  Throughout his set there was this little patch of blue sky that was edging towards us, taunting us all with a promise of sun and respite from the rain.  Craig had just started heard it through the grapevine, the bass line intro looping away. Anticipation was building in the crowd,  craving the release of the of the song while that tiny bit of blue sky crept towards the spider.

There are moments that stick with you, that are so perfect you just want to bottle them up and when that patch of blue sky made it over the spider, bathing us in sunshine for the first time and Marvin Gaye's voice was pouring honey down our ears, it was jubilance in its most unadulterated form.

Ponchos went down, smiles went up. A limbo competition appeared.  People were dancing in pure, unrestrained joy.

 

I've had many a glastonbury, with many a special moment yet that is the one that is always at the forefront of my mind.

 

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Can't really narrow this down to be honest.

My first festival and spending most of the Friday at the Park was special. That was when it properly clicked for me.

The run of Craig David > LCD in 2016, in the rain and mud, was an unforgettable experience. And as someone who let the weather get to me at other festivals, it just hammered home how incredible Glastonbury is the my most enjoyable festival moment to that point was in very tricky conditions.

Radiohead in 2017 for all the obvious reasons, but 2017 was the first year that I thoroughly explored the SE corner and had an amazing time there on the Thursday.

2019 was special as the first one with my fiance - Saturday in particular was incredible with that run of acts from Lizzo through to The Killers. Perfect weather and acts just smashing it left right and centre.

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Super Furry Animals The Other Stage 1999 - the moody dark skies, the van driving through the crowd, The man don't give a f**k, Mogwai dressed as aliens waving to the crowd, absolute carnage 😍😍😍

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1 minute ago, fuzzy_logic said:

Super Furry Animals The Other Stage 1999 - the moody dark skies, the van driving through the crowd, The man don't give a f**k, Mogwai dressed as aliens waving to the crowd, absolute carnage 😍😍😍

We posted the same story at exactly the same time. That officially makes it the best Glasto moment surely?!

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35 minutes ago, Troop Dogg said:

We posted the same story at exactly the same time. That officially makes it the best Glasto moment surely?!

100% agree 😂😂😂

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LCD Soundsystem, 2016.

All of my mates went to see Coldplay - no harm in that (I'm generally of the view that they're really quite good, despite the abuse they get on here). Consensus from them is that Coldplay were brilliant, but I'd seen them at Wembley a few weeks before and had fallen in love with LCD in the year leading up to June 2016 (bit of a latecomer to the LCD party) so I had to go see them.

I got myself as close to the front as possible, made friends with the good people around me and saw the best 90 minutes of live music I've ever witnessed before or since.

Honorable mention to seeing Nick Mulvey do a secret(ish) set in the Tipi field last year, that was awesome.

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