Friday, 28 June 2013
The Glastonbury music festival - with ubiquitous pyramid stage - begins today, with the top acts being the Artic Monkeys and Dizzee Rascal, both of whom had a starring role in the London Olympics.
According to the BBC, "this year's theme is Heaven and Hell - the idea being that Glastonbury's year off in 2012 coincided with the apocalypse, and revellers must now enter the afterlife.
Split into two areas, guests can choose to party in the seven circles of hell - where bars are strewn with bullets and rifle shells, and transgender nurses perform "an enema of the soul" on unwitting volunteers.
If you would prefer to spend an evening in heaven, where the sofas are trimmed with fur, and the bars have working fountains, you must first convince an "admin angel" that you are worthy of the honour"
I covered the above performers @ the London Olympic ceremony in my post Monkey business 2, the drummer from the Monkeys wearing a ceremonial sash resembling that of the Orange Order, the reverse captioned HELDERS, while the band sang "dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984, from 1984".
Again, like the "sleeping children orientated" Olympic ceremony, I see the ritual of Glastonbury as a portent.
Also see - Monkey Business 1