Happy Solstice everyone!
“Are you going to Pilton?”
I’ve lost count of how many people have asked me this in the last few weeks. When I moved here, I had no idea that this referred to the event known outside of this locality as “Glastonbury Festival” but Summer Solstice and Pilton go together in the minds of the residents of Glastonbury. I worked at the festival in the 80s when it was an anarchic and exciting event with a strong political flavour. I remember clearly someone from CND ranting at the crowds from the main stage. Can you imagine the reaction they’d get now? (more…)