Saturday, June 25, 2005


The mud engulfing Glastonbury would, of course, have been a matter of some concern for Daily Mail readers, what with a large number of their kids being there this year. And nobody knows how to chill the marrow of a middle England parent like the Mail:

Meanwhile, the Express and the Guardian chose slightly more uplifting photos - kids having fun kyaking. Admittedly, kyaking through the places where they were meant to be sleeping, but even so:

Inside the papers, things get even more bizarre: The Sun claims to have "saved" Glastonbury:

As more than 100,000 grim-faced fans waded knee-deep through muddy water a Glastonbury spokesman announced: “All the bands on all the stages have been postponed until further notice.”

But then the gloom lifted — as the sound of music suddenly came blaring from The Sun’s famous red double-decker bus.

Apparently, the Sun had a bevy of Page Three Girls - we've checked, "bevy" is the collective noun - on site handing out free copies of the paper (Page Three girls? Murdoch papers? We have travelled a long way from 1970, haven't we, Mr. Eavis?) from that, uh, famous red double decker bus. (No, we never have, either). Equally odd, though, is that The Sun - who's spent the last few months warning Kate Moss about the trouble she's making shacking up with junkie Pete Doherty - is proudly streaming the new Babyshambles video from their website.

Meanwhile, over at the Telegraph, it's time for perhaps the lamest pun in music history, as they stop their presses for a "last minute addition to the bill" - Muddy Waters. Oh, our sides, our sides.