Three things you missed from Glastonbury 2016

Three things you missed from Glastonbury 2016

Mud fun

Text: Bianca Husodo

Here are the three moments proving that muddy grounds and Brexit didn't dampen the festival spirit of the Glastonbury weekend

1. Adele had herself burping in the deep, dropping f-bombs and starting Alexa Chung's waterworks
Adele Glastonbury 2016
The singer headlined Glastonbury for the first time on Saturday night and from the reaction of the 160,000-strong crowd — one of them being
Alexa Chung who tweeted she got 'dehydrated from crying' — she pretty much smashed it. Inviting a ten-year-old fan on stage during her performance, the Hello crooner helped her fangirl snap a selfie before shouting, "Oh my God, I just burped!" and laughed her signature cackle. Adele's stunning voice and hilarious burp weren't the only incredible things coming out of her mouth though. In the entire 90-minute set, she let the f-bombs fly at least 33 times. Now, we all know she swears as good as she sings.

2. Tributes to the late David Bowie were everywhere
Michael Eavis David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Glastonbury
Having previously performed at Glastonbury in 1971 when the fest was just turning two years old, Bowie was an icon of the festival. This year's festival had the singer remembered as a true music hero through the Ziggy Stardust-inspired Pyramid stage, fan-made giant puppets to Moonage Daydream cover — but the 10-feet mural of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis exhibiting Ziggy Stardust's signature bolt was the ubiquitous hallmark of the festival.

3. The 1975, Bastille and Foals had a thing or two to say about Brexit
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"I feel like I've got a responsibility to say something. What I feel, what a lot of young people feel, is that there's a sentiment among older people who have voted in a future we don't f-ing want. Glastonbury stands for everything our generation wants: compassion, social responsibility, community, loving each other", said The 1975 frontman Matt Healy during the band's performance. While Bastille's Friday set sees frontman Dan Smith changing the lyrics of hit Pompeii from "And the walls kept tumbling down/ In the city that we love" to "And the pound kept tumbling down/ ON the weekend that we love". Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis pitched in his opinion by wearing a t-shirt that said "Abuse of power comes of no surprise" for the duration of Foals' Pyramid Stage set.

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