Following the success of her trip to Cannes for the film festival, we asked blogger Lilly Lovelett to get in touch after her muddy Glastonbury adventure, and she didn't disappoint...
"No-one turns down a hospitality ticket for Glastonbury, not to mention the chance to see the bootylicious Beyonce headline the festival on the Sunday night. Having got the call the weekend before, I took a deep breath, exhaled and asked myself...do I have to get a rucksack? And with that I wiped down my travel wheelie and picked out my festival finest. Single ladies' finger at the ready, what could possibly go wrong for a self-confessed hotel honey and festival newbie?"
"Perfect festival outfits at the ready, wellies primed and prepped, nothing could have prepared me for the mud bath or the weather induced drama that would follow...including lost tents and a mud-soaked camera."
"I arrived late on Friday after a chaotic experience of missed buses and wrongly booked taxis, and made my way to the ticket hut to sort out my pass. It was wet and muddy, and before you could say "PASS OUT" I was face down in a pile of mud and bags! This was before we'd even sorted out our wristbands, which come in a variety of shades all meaning something slightly different - I'm surprised they're able to keep up with who is allowed where, when and why! I'm sure it would have been far easier to wear an "I'm with the band" t-shirt for those it applied to!"
"And so the weekend commenced..."
"After setting up our tent, we headed over to the the West Holts stage to see Chase & Status and the delightful Delilah and Co. If there was a sound that makes splashing about in wet mud feel half-way normal, this is it. Chase and Status kept ravers happy with appearances from Tempah T and Delilah. As I got used to the fact I was going to be wet for the foreseeable future, I took comfort in knowing I had a weekend's supply of mudpacks if I fancied a facial!"
Glasto lesson #1: Never, ever pitch down your tent in the dark. You will get lost.
Festival-Goers brave the mud!
"My Saturday highlight had to be seeing Jessie J perform on a throne with a broken leg! She too seemed to have the same facial idea as she smeared mud over her face to show solidarity with her fellow Glasto revellers. She even pulled a young fan from the audience to sing along to 'Price Tag'...I'm still undecided if this was completely spontaneous, as young Shay not only knew every word, she didn't even seem the slightest bit star struck or nervous at the prospect of performing to thousands of festival goers! Nevertheless, it was a lovely moment, and I wouldn't be surprised if there are people sat in a record label's office somewhere discussing the possibility of this 9-year old signing!"
"Tinie Tempah risked it for a chocolate biscuit and braved the Glasto mud bath later on the Pyramid stage, joined on stage by a producer and 'Let the Sun Shine' artist Labrinyth, but still the sun refused to appear."
"Coldplay definitely stole the show with an amazing set and an A list audience including Gwenyth, Jay Z and Beyonce, all casually rocking out in the VIP viewing area. Beyonce was dressed casually in a hooded green parka, standing close to hubbie and past Glastonbury headliner Jay Z - perhaps gathering some last minute hints and tips for her headline slot on Sunday."
"The sun shone for Beyonce, the mud dried and the misery and discomfort that had accompanied the past rainy days disappeared. The woman is nothing short of amazing! I watched in total awe, and I certainly wasn't the only one."
"Not only did she make me feel like the single strongest woman alive at that given moment, but she made me incredibly excited about the fact that thighs are now going to be in all summer long! Which means, us girls can get out the playsuits and hotpants! I couldn't help but attempt to recreate her show-stopping outfit, baby oil my thighs and dance all night to the single ladies' routine!"