The Glastonbury Festival can be one the UK’s most memorable and creatively inspiring events of the year. And thanks to Lookbooker Toni Caroline of Fashion Your Seatbelts, we get to experience the festival first hand from her unique POV (or in other words, photos shot with old-school film). That’s right, Toni and her friends decided to ditch the typical DSLR for something a little more mud-friendly, resulting in an what she calls an “odd mix of rubbish point and shoot and dodgy film.” We actually felt that the nostalgic, vintage look of the photos made for a pretty rad effect. If you don’t believe us, check them out below for yourself!
“Last week saw the start of yet another muddy Glastonbury festival. We arrived in high spirits on Wednesday to find a vast landscape of rolling green hills, beautiful blue skies and a sea of tents!
The first few days of Glastonbury are always super fun, (possibly helped by the fact that you're clean and your hair still looks good).
You have two entire days to entertain yourself before the music and most of the entertainment starts on Friday. Luckily – this festival isn't just about the music. There are endless fields to explore and weird and wonderful acts to discover. We therefore spent these days walking around in the sunshine – until Thursday, and it all came pouring down. Every year, never fails.
Thursday evening, we went to the Park and managed to get into the Rabbit Hole, a club I'd always been aware of but had never actually been to. We queued for at least an hour before, crawling through a lanky man in a top hat's legs, and through a dirt tunnel in order to enter. It was pretty odd I must say!
The second night we went to Arcadia, which is definitely one of my favorite aspects of Glastonbury festival. It's such a cool show and the music is always really fun. Crystal Fighters were fabulous – they always put on such a good show and there was an amazing vibe! We drank wine and danced the night away before getting a delicious chicken wrap, which we ate whilst walking back to the ten (for more wine)! I also really enjoyed MGMT, The Jezabels (I wish I was as cool as Hayley Mary), Bonobo and of course, Lana Del Rey (though wasn’t a huge fan of her dress – just sayin’).
This year was not only my third Glastonbury but the most tiring and muddy of them all! It is a truly marvelous, wonderful and inspiring place but maybe three times is enough and I should try something new. Wait, who am I kidding? Glastonbury is addictive, and even though it can be more than exhausting and the lineup not all that great the past few years, you always end up wanting more! See you in 2015… probably.”
You can read the rest of Toni’s story in her blog post here. In the meanwhile, look out for our next article on Glastonbury Street Style looks!
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