Glastonbury Festival 2011

I flicked around the BBC love-in over the weekend, otherwise known as the Glastonbury Festival. In among the constant back-slapping, there were some genuinely memorable pop moments. (Not including Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé and Jay-Z standing together in the VIP pit watching Coldplay. Or U2. Although both had some anthropological value.) I'm thinking more of Metronomy's performance of The look in the backstage "fairy garden", which was brilliant. They came complete with compulsory wellies, handclaps, watertight vocal harmonies and that unforgettable vintage keyboard riff. Magic. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate the footage of the performance on the net, so we'll have to make do with the video.

And as a bonus, here's the ridiculously entertaining video for their new single The Bay, a sub-Ian Fleming fantasy, showing off lovely Torquay, I believe.

*I must also mention the mindblowing performance of Janelle Monae. Apart from the flawless singing, her eye-catching bonnet/quiff, the hilariously incongruous jump-suited string section, the sheer craic being had by everyone on stage (and there were many of them), her scat-tap dancing, the lanky legs of the guitarist, and of course the fantastic pop tunes, I think my favourite part of the whole affair was the white-socks-and-sleeves-over-black-catsuit ensemble of the two female dancers. Honestly, the amount of entertainment on that stage was staggering.


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