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The Glastonbury moments of 2009

Blur's Damon Albarn
Blur closed the festival on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night

Whether they were spine-tingling sets or strange goings-on, everybody coming away from this weekend's festival will have their favourite Glastonbury moments.

We asked fans and famous festival figures for the things that would stick in their minds and define Glastonbury 2009 for them.


Michael Eavis, festival founder: "Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen were totally different types of music but both equally good. For me, personally, I was standing on the stage thinking, well, if I can keep doing this then it really is worth doing."

Michael Eavis at Glastonbury
Michael Eavis started the festival on his Somerset dairy farm in 1970

Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1 DJ:
"My ultimate Glastonbury moment was getting to watch and to interview Spinal Tap. Finding a chance to interview them was one of my professional high points. When I told David St Hubbins that Spinal Tap had been a huge part of my education in music, he said: 'That's unfortunate. There's still time for you to be re-educated.'"

Jill Robson, 25, from Scotland: "My favourite bit was when Bruce Springsteen came on with The Gaslight Anthem in the John Peel tent. There was no announcement - he just came on. It's pretty small and I was near the front. The crowd were pretty excited about it - but there was a guy next to me who didn't know who he was."

Tom Stewart, 19, from Hertfordshire: "On Wednesday, there was an organised flashmob. There were about 200 people and everyone was dressed as neon ravers and we all rushed into the stone circle and had a bit of a rave. I wore these silver leggings, a girl's top and a fluorescent hair band. It was organised on Facebook - I was invited to join a group by one of my friends."

Bruce Springsteen at Glastonbury
Springsteen jumped down from the stage during numerous songs

Jayna Lamb, 28, from Texas: "My top moment was in a little tent and it was a little band called 360, doing a ska/funk thing. What was fabulous was the interactivity and the small stage and dancing and having fun. For me the big stages are really giant and a bit much."

Jade Ellis, 21, from Cumbria: "We went up to the stone circle on Friday. It was pretty late - half one or two in the morning. It was absolutely packed. People were gathering around little candles and it was gorgeous."

Lee Williams, 31, from Cheshire: "I was meant to see Jack Penate but I was early and saw the Easy Star All Stars. They were playing a cover of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. It was a reggae band and they call their version Dub Side of the Moon. I didn't know anything about them. It was awesome. It was a proper highlight - they happen when you don't expect them."

Fans watching Bruce Springsteen
Saturday's headline show is traditionally the weekend's biggest slot

Susie Turner, 20, from Surrey: "I managed to catch Maximo Park twice, which was really fun because the first time they were on a tiny stage. They are such an amazing festival band because they have a sound that appeals to everyone and an energy that's so contagious."

Cyrus, 44, from India: "On Saturday, when I had to go running off to the toilet, I ran up to security on the [disused] train track. They had megaphones telling people to keep out of the way when vehicles came though. The festival safety truck obviously wasn't paying too much attention because they knocked into the person with the megaphone."

Anoek Wielakker, 27, from Amsterdam: "Franz Ferdinand - I love them to pieces and they were wicked live, getting the crowd going. Bruce Springsteen was on at the same time but they still managed to get a great crowd and get into it."



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