Let’s Talk About Glastonbury and Urine

The world’s most prestigious music festival is set for Michael Eavis’ Worthy Farm next weekend, which means another three days of mud, drugs and misery. And the 100,000+ fans who will be there wouldn’t have it any other way.

Item 1: There will be a see-through toilet at this year’s festival. But that’s not as weird as it sounds. A campaign called Make It Happen will install the Loo with a View overlooking the gigantic Pyramid Stage. Outsiders won’t be able to see in, but the one-way mirror will allow whoever’s on the inside to see out. The whole idea is to raise awareness that about a third of the planet’s population don’t have access to modern plumbing. By having to do one’s business in the midst of a giant crowd (albeit invisible to them), urinaters and poopers will gain insight into what it’s like to have to deal with that sort of indignity. (Via Mashable)

Item 2: There seems to be some kind of mounting campaign to pelt Kanye West with pee stored in beer cups. Why? Because 134,415 people have signed a petition against having Kanye at Glastonbury. If he isn’t removed from the bill and replaced by someone more pleasing to the angry masses, there’s a good chance that it’s going to raise piss upon him. Really, people? Really?

Item 3: This might be the last year for Glastonbury at Worthy Farm. Michael Eavis is thinking about relocating the event. Hey, would you want to clean up after a party this big?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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