Monday 25 June 2007

I took the car to Glastonbury festival, powered by vegetable oil. The car drove well for the 280 mile round trip and I managed not to get it too dirty, even when we got stuck in the mud and had to be pushed out.

There was lots of interest in the car, thanks to the stickers that we added the week before. People stopped me in the car park to ask how it ran on vegetable oil and they were surprised when I explained how easy it was.
Inside the festival, it was very muddy. I normally enjoy relaxing in the green fields and theatre/circus area, but it wasn't that relaxing being ankle-deep in mud the whole time. The green fields had lots of information on alternative fuels, including vegetable oil. There were various campaigns to persuade individuals and businesses to reduce their carbon footprints. The tractors and generators used at the festival were powered by biodiesel.
The music was fantastic, as always. My favourites were the Automatic, the Arctic Monkeys and the Kaiser Chiefs. Shirley Bassey was great at the Pyramid stage on Sunday afternoon. Tens of thousands of people in wellies, standing ankle-deep in mud, all singing along to Big Spender... that was one of those Glastonbury moments that will be remembered for a long time.