Saturday, June 25, 2005


So, you might have got the impression from people (like us) grumbling and the triumphant headlines that this is the least crime-ridden Glasto since records began (yeah, because anything worth pinching has been washed away) that this just is a very different Glastonbury. However, the Pipettes fell victim last night to two of the things supposedly vanquished forever from the new Clear Channel Glastonbury Experience: hippies and crime. Some old hippy loon stole their van and, because he didn't close the doors before driving it away, managed to scatter all their stuff over the shop. They got the van back, mind, and - in an inspiring tale for all of us - they elected to keep going; swapping their lost vagueness gig for an acoustic set instead.

Inevitable joke: They could have done with a boy in uniform