You go to the Glastonbury Festival and enjoy it more than you can put into words.
People ask you how it was and burst into the smile which says "I was there, it was great".
I recall that the Glastonbury Bubble or Feel Good lasted a while in 2011. This year, the feeling is deeper.
With no first time nerves or anticipations to contend with I relaxed into this year's festival. I got the feel of the site and enjoyed the vibe more. I visited more stages and saw more generally.
My "Acts To See" list kept me busy, but there was down time in the morning before 11:00, at some point between 2 an 5 in the afternoon to bimble, chill or go and take in something non-musical.
To me, the music IS important.
It is not EVERYTHING, but without acts of a certain standard, I might just stay at home and watch the TV coverage.
The Ticket Buyer / Festival Organiser pact is no greater than at the Glastonbury Festival - when the bulk of the tickets are sold, none of the acts have been announced, it is a remarkable act of faith but each year the sell-out occurs in minutes.
The music stages were brimming with what I would consider top-drawer artists.
People I know and love - Courtney Barnett, Billy Bragg, The Who, The Unthanks, Rae Morris, Nick Lowe, Wilko Johnson, The Moody Blues and legends Lionel Richie and Burt Bacharach stood out of the line-up poster.
There were acts that I was interested in seeing as their names kept turning up in the good old Social Media, like Catfish & The Bottlemen, Staves, Wolf Alice and Future Islands.
I suspected that I would also catch a couple of acts on the smaller stages which I would not probably have the opportunity to see anywhere else.
2015 did not disappoint (save not being able to see Lionel Richie on Sunday due to weight of numbers).
The weekend was one to savour. For me at least, the Festival was brilliant - so good that I am still feeling the glow.
I even had an Eavis moment courtesy of the Moody Blues.
Michael Eavis - may I thank you and Emily for giving me a great time.
I have spent most of this week, resting up and doing some site updates to include my really brilliant weekend at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
There are links to my diary, and daily photo galleries.
Follow the Glastonbury 2015 link under Interests > Music in the main navigation menu or follow this shortcut:
<Glastonbury 2015 Pages>
I will add some thoughts in the aftermath shortly, when life gets back to normal a little.
Not so much a blog... more a bit of a catchup over a cuppa
Hopefully wise without being a Wise Guy.