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My Glastonbury, By Fergus Shanahan

by | 1st, July 2008

SAYS Fergus Shanahan in the Sun:

At Glastonbury 135,000 fans drank a Pacific ocean of booze and exchanged not a cross word with each other…. it proves again that in the debate over drink and yobbery, it is the person and not the potion that the problem”

Peace. Love. Drugs. Crime:

Crime at the Glastonbury Festival was up on last year, according to Avon and Somerset police.
There were 489 reported incidents, including drugs offences, compared to 263 in 2007…

Police urged fans not to drink too much alcohol on Sunday night, so they would be fit to drive home on Monday

Glasto peace and love:

In 1989, Suzanne Vega – fresh from hits like Luka and Marlene On The Wall – and her bass player received death threats from a woman the singer said had become infatuated with the bassist.

Police were worried there might have been a sniper in the crowd, but the show went on, with Vega wearing a bulletproof vest, spotters on the mixing desk and a police escort out of the festival…

One of the low points came in 1990 during violence and confrontations between groups of travellers and festival security at the end of the festival.

The dispute over access to the site, drug dealing and looting resulted in travellers surrounding the farmhouse, riot police being called, 235 arrests being made and £50,000 of damage…

Drink. Or drugs.

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