Three things you missed from Glastonbury 2015
1. Someone pulled a Kanye on Kanye West.
Someone just had to do it. A headliner for Saturday night, Kanye West had a couple of things up his sleeve for his Glastonbury debut. There was the snippet of a cover of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, as well as a declaration that he was 'the greatest living rock star on the planet' — this coming from the guy who caused a 130,000-strong petition demanding Glastonbury to cancel his performance prior to the festival. Nobody could have anticipated what comedian Lee Nelson did next, though. In the midst of West's performance of Black Skinhead, Nelson ran on the Pyramid Stage and crashed the singer's performance. Wearing a tee with the words "Lee-zus" on it (a play on West's moniker, "Yeezus") and holding a mic, he was swiftly shown off the stage by security. West continued on his performance, but perhaps with a lingering taste of his own medicine.
2. The Dalai Lama celebrated his 80th birthday on stage.
We thought we'd seen everything — but not until we saw the Dalai Lama blowing out what looks like a sumptuous, fruit-topped cheesecake on the Glastonbury stage. First addressing an audience near the Stone Circle and then sharing the stage with Patti Smith on Sunday afternoon, the Nobel Peace Prize winner also received a rousing birthday wish from the 100,000-strong crowd, as well as a poem specially written by Smith for his 80th birthday. According to reports, China's apparently not very pleased.
3. A non-profit organisation introduced a see-through toilet.
It could very well be your worst nightmare. Revelers had a taste of what it's like to relieve themselves without a safe and private toilet, thanks to the efforts by Wateraid, an international organisation championing awareness for safe water and sanitation. Through a two-way mirror (where, thankfully, you can only see through from the inside), festival-goers had a view toward the Pyramid stage crowd, and perhaps, harboured some food for thought for some 2.5 billion people across the world who don't have access to private bathrooms.
For more images from the performances from the Glastonbury weekend, see below.
To listen to our Glastonbury playlist, click here.
- Image: Getty Images, Wateraid
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