Glastonbury Mud


“I often start off a song with a very negative thought, but I eliminate it. I purposefully eliminate it. I don’t know why I start off with so dark a thought. You know it is sort of easier to write the blues than it is to write ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’.” – Paul Simon’s interview with BBC today (2:33) prior to his Glastonbury appearance this week

Glastonbury itself is embraces the failure of predictably pleasant British weather. The inclement climate invariably combines with the outdoor farmland venue to create an interminable mud slick. Instead of it being a messy problem, the ‘mud’ is now embraced as a part of Glastonbury tradition, ambiance and entertainment. So much so that in dry years they have to wet the fields down to make mud on the demands of the fans.