A Tiny Sliver of the Glastonbury Festival
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Well, my time here in England with Camp Richard Thompson is coming to an end. But, the last show was a doozy – we drove up to the Glastonbury Festival for his Sunday evening solo set on the acoustic stage. Did ya’ll know that Glastonbury is 186,000 people? Now that, my friends, is a festival! While the music is the marquee attraction, it is also a huge performing arts festival – you can see anything and everything. In my short time I saw not only Mr. Thompson, but can-can girls, lots of ska, spoken word, show off martial artists, skate boarding, acrobats/aerialists, crazy mime street performers, stilt walkers galore, crazy game show performances, one man bands, and that is just scratching the surface over not even 2 hours. If you are all about the festival life, me thinks you’d better get here some time. Yowza. Oh, and, unlike every other year, the weather was gorgeous and sunny and I did not see one spot of the legendary Glastonbury mud. Win!
Mr. Thompson scorched his one hour set and was joined spontaneously for Persuasion by son Teddy Thompson who had played on the Avalon stage earlier in the day. Jackson Browne and David Lindley were closing the Acoustic stage after RT, but we boogied on outta’ there and back to London. Does it really have to end? Onward and upward!