GOAT’S MILK IN GLASTONBURY

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You’ll deduce this trip to “Glasto” happened a week before the annual celebration of ’80s pop at Worthy Farm.

Glasto
Anyone get me a ticket for 2020 when Bucks Fizz are headlining ?

Day 4 of the Somerset Surge, staying a safe 150 miles clear of Simon in Cornwall.

And a first trip to Glastonbury in nearly four years, which says just how vibrant the town GBG scene is/isn’t.

A very quiet drizzly Tuesday night, but then mystical folk don’t like to get their pashmina wet, do they ?  Traditional GBG entry Who’d A Thought It appears to have the trade from folk auditioning to be Waterboys roadies, but otherwise it’s dead.

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Before the storm
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Nice old hotel

I thought I’d found a shop dedicated to BRAPA,

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The Man, the Myth, the Mild

but it was just plastic dragons.

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Tat

Actually, I’m not sure Si has been to Avalon yet, so no doubt there’ll eventually be a song written about his trip to visit a Glasto micro that still gets sung at England cricket matches in 2,000 years time.

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Get in the bin you hippies

The (lone) GBG entry is unexpectedly plain.

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Plain is great

Inside the Hawthorns it’s all casual diner, local artwork, and gig adverts.

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I spy plant pots. Will they be useful later

A group of cheery ladies I decide are teachers are finishing their curry, which smells better than the Co-op falafel wrap I will inevitably end up with that night.

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Splitting the bill, arguing about the tip

Their departure leaves only a handful of regulars at the bar, and two suited blokes discussing the M5 roadworks, a debate which will later form the basis for the Miley Cyrus set on Sunday.

My Church End Goats’ Milk is rich and tasty, NBSS 3+, and notably better than the same beer in Worcester last year.  #Caskbeerlottery.

I consider asking the teachers where the apostrophe in Goat’s should go, but they’ve gone.

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Not more gin

All very pleasant and uneventful, until a discussion at the bar makes be prick up my ears, though not in a Joe Orton way.

“No Carlos ?”

“No, he broke his yoghurt pot”.

There’s a euphemism there I missed, I’m sure.

 

 

 

23 thoughts on “GOAT’S MILK IN GLASTONBURY

  1. Always good to be away when the Telegraph publishes its annual ” Best Wellington boots for Glastonbury ” article.
    I gather the sheen has rather gone off Magic Grandpa among the Glasto crowd.
    Anyhow,today’s despatch from the sun lounger concerns further medical matters.
    I awoke painfully this morning to discover
    my right knee convulsed by gout.
    Not the usual big toe business but the entire sodding knee.
    Fortunately the local chemist agreed with my treatment plans and flogged me a load of prednisolone at a euro a box.
    We differed on whether I should carry on drinking.
    Of course I shouldn’t but three more days without a refreshing beverage is too much to contemplate.
    Especially as we could be out of the cricket world cup in a few hours.
    And news comes in that Jimmy Anderson has broken down a month before the Ashes.
    Mrs PP-T has kindly gone for the first Mythos of the day – I’d prefer an Ouzo but now I’ve reached 64 I’m going to try being sensible for a while.
    Fat chance.We’ve heard of a secret bar with fabulous views only a short hobble away …

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    1. P P-T,
      I hesitate to mention it but many of my ailments have got worse since I turned sixty-four.

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    2. “Of course I shouldn’t but three more days without a refreshing beverage is too much to contemplate.”
      I like your style good sir.

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  2. I found Glastonbury a huge disappointment when we went -generally dead -it is a bit of a puzzle really -we expected to find much more than we did -& I have some photos of empty streets too !

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      1. Even Street is livelier than Glastonbury. The George and Pilgrim is interesting in itself for a stay, but for what?

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    1. It has loads of shops selling New Age tat, if that floats your boat. The famous Abbey isn’t much more than a few stones in a field, for which they charge you nine quid.

      Last year I had a strange snack in the George & Pilgrims. It was billed as a Prawn Baguette, but in fact consisted of four large peeled king prawns with no kind of dressing whatsoever, which wasn’t particularly appetising, to say the least.

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      1. There’s uproar about an apostrophe,
        And fierce debate on the broccoli,
        We can’t all agree
        During the weekend in Dundee,
        But I’m about beer not a policy.

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  3. “Anyone get me a ticket for 2020 when Bucks Fizz are headlining ?”

    I loved it when the gals in the group ripped their skirts off during the Eurovision contest back in the 80’s. 🙂

    “but then mystical folk don’t like to get their pashmina wet, do they ?”

    Funny then how quite a number of ‘Glastos’ have had a downpour. 😉

    “Before the storm”

    You could almost turn that monument into a micro.

    “The Man, the Myth, the Mild”

    The store has a lisp. They’re talking about the magic that happens when a man and a miss get together. 🙂

    “but it was just plastic dragons.”

    You call those dragons?

    “so no doubt there’ll eventually be a song written about his trip to visit a Glasto micro that still gets sung at England cricket matches in 2,000 years time.”

    So, he’s the modern version of Beowulf?

    “I spy plant pots. Will they be useful later”

    Magic 8 ball says… yes?

    “I consider asking the teachers where the apostrophe in Goat’s should go, but they’ve gone.”

    Surely Goat’s as you originally wrote. Otherwise it conjures up the vision of brewing each batch from just one goat?

    “There’s a euphemism there I missed, I’m sure.”

    And I’m not going THERE for sure!

    Cheers

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