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Sunday, 25 June, 2000, 14:25 GMT 15:25 UK
Travis wow dry Glastonbury
Fran Healey
Fran Healey: Bone dry
Rock band Travis managed to escape their rainmaker image when they played at the Glastonbury Festival show without a single drop of the wet stuff.

The Scottish band gained a reputation for triggering downpours when the last bars of their hit Why Does It Always Rain On Me? saw showers begin at last year's festival.

But they made it to the end of Saturday's headlining show last night without any repeats.

Singer Fran Healey told the crowd: "I think this year we've broken the hex because it hasn't rained a single drop yet and I'm happy about that.



I think this year we've broken the hex

Fran Healey, Travis
"The ground beneath your feet is dry - that costs a lot of money," he joked.

The front man was clearly overwhelmed as he took the stage in front of massive crowds.

"What a beautiful night, so beautiful. It doesn't get much better, does it?" he said.

The Brit Award-winning band ran through hits like Driftwood, Turn and All I Want To Do Is Rock, as well as their tongue-in-cheek cover of Britney Spears' single Baby One More Time.

Earlier the Pet Shop Boys played a showstopping set to a hugely enthusiastic crowd.

It featured Cerys Matthews from Catatonia who took the place of late singer Dusty Springfield as the pop duo performed their single What Have I Done To Deserve This?



Neil Tennant: Crowds loved him
Sunday's acts include a headline show from rock legend David Bowie, playing for the first time at Glastonbury since 1971, when the event was only in its second year.

He is due to play a two-hour set and organiser Michael Eavis has already said it will be the highlight of the festival for him.

Also on the bill on the last day of this year's event - are Happy Mondays, Embrace, tipped guitar band Doves and dance duo Basement Jaxx.

  • Police made 187 arrests and charged 70 people with various offences at the festival by Sunday morning, with a further 31 people cautioned and ejected from the site.

    Of the 1,140 reported crimes, 898 were tent-related thefts, with 105 robberies and 27 assaults.

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