MIR: The Mobile Geek of Glastonbury: “Please Hold”

A ditty, while I write the main review…

So off I went to Glastonbury; all my gadgets in tow.
With all the kit I was packing, I had a confident glow.

And yet something seemed to be nagging, this voice inside my head.
It wouldn?t stop, nor would it cease… and this is what is said:

?Your gadgets will be no good to you, your phones will not stay dry.
Your software will all be useless when your batteries up and die.

Solar chargers cannot work in rain and your wind-up is a joke;
Your DC-8 will desert you mate, trust me it will choke.?

And so with these words I did depart, my head hung up in woe
Would my gadgets last me? I really did not know.

So dear readers the time has come, which ones were the best?
Which one passed and which ones failed.. this glastonbury test…

Write up coming soon…

Falling a bit behind…

Thanks to the complete and utter uselessness of some of the ‘essential’ gadgets I took away with me to Glastonbury this year, the blogging has fallen somewhat short!
I shall endeavour to catch up forthwith…

– Glastonbury, from the ground up –

In the meantime…

If gadgets are your thing – take a look at this post that I wrote for Mobile Industry Review last Wednesday, (in the car, en route to the festival to be precise), outlining just a few of the technological wonders that I was packing in my rucksack…

When Saturday Comes

Morning all, it’s 930am down here in ‘sunny’ Glastonbury. I’m yet to venture outside the tent but I’m assured it’s actually ‘not that bad’… But hey! You can’t come to Glastonbury and moan about the weather! It’s all part of the fun 🙂

So, here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve seen so far:

  • Vampire Weekend
  • The Tings Tings
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Fun Lovin’ Criminals
  • Xavier Rudd
  • Kings of Leon

In that order..

Vampire weekend were fun. First dance of the day that was. The Ting Tings took AGES to setup and started half hour late so we only stayed a little while as we wanted to get back for Lupe Fiasco (political as hell but good with it). The Fun Lovin’ Criminals were damn cool, as expected and as for Xavier Rudd?
Well let’s just say I was pleasantly surprised…
And I WILL be buying his album when I get back.

Then, at long last, it was time for Kings of Leon…

They. Were. Amazing.

Similarly to Arcade Fire last year, these guys have completely made my festival..
Rock.

Vampire Weekend, (NOT The Wombats)

Greetings from Glastonbury!

We’ve just been to see the awesome Vampire Weekend (although for some reason I refer to them as The Wombats in the second video below), and They were actually very good!

Then onto dancing at ‘Guilty Pleasures’ – 70s tunes – and later?

Fratellis, Editors and THE KINGS OF LEON!

Yay for Vampire Weekend!


I love Glastonbury 🙂

More Photos from Me!

My mate Dean and I brushing our teeth.

A daily ritutal.
Next, this photo of Glastonbury really doesn’t communicate the overwhelming sprawl of the place.

Cloudy weather, which made a change. Most of the time it was either rain or shine.
Rarely anywhere in-between.
This next one is of me and my bamboo.

And then finally… This very random front-end of a plane.

Which made up a long bar… With 50’s music and dancing.. Lots of fun!
And it’s only Thursday!