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Glastonbury 1999 Saturday, 26 June, 1999, 15:48 GMT 16:48 UK
Glastonbury Diary: Part 2
debbie harry
Eye on Glastonbury: Blondie's Debbie Harry performs
BBC music journalist Chris Charles is enjoying his sixth Glastonbury Festival. In the third instalment of his daily diary for BBC News Online, he looks back at the first day of the festival. To read his first two diary entries, click here.

Saturday 26 June, 1600

It was like being a star-struck teenager again. Debbie Harry, Blondie's goddess of pop, was in touching distance - well, almost - and under the glare of the blazing sun she looked as good as ever.

And the band had lost none of that cutting edge as they belted out the old favourites. Unfortunately, while I was phoning over yesterday's diary piece, I missed Call Me and Hanging On The Telephone. The irony was not lost on me.

After re-acquainting myself with the beer tent and dropping in to see Gomez play a blinder and Courtney Love's stage diving, it was time to meet Fatboy Slim.

Unfortunately we couldn't even get in the ridiculously small dance tent but it was the perfect excuse to perfect our field-dancing skills.

tent
Now Chris has a tent - but will there be any room in it?
REM brought the evening to a chilled climax but it was Faithless who were on everybody's lips, with the set of the festival so far - apparently. And I missed it - no surprises there.

I've spent Saturday afternoon ambling around the site, taking in a great set by The Egg - and now I'm waiting in anticipation of Lonnie Donegan's appearance!

Back on the domestic front, the two "spare" tents are no longer vacant following the arrival of some very important guests. It's looking like a night under the stars just as the storm clouds are brewing.

Hopefully my friend the Captain, whose own exquisite tent resembles a one-in-four scale model of Warwick Castle, will have a plan up his sleeve. Watch this space.

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