It certainly has been the summer (and spring) of our discontent. Despite the glorious weather in recent weeks, the threat that seems to permeate daily life in lockdown as we negotiate this pandemic doesn’t exactly allow for free and easy summer days.
Which is perhaps why, with Glastonbury physically cancelled but a series of live streamed events seeing us through the next few days, there’s been an expectant air of excitement and coming togetherness around it. When the days roll into each other, the idea of breaking them up with a live spectacle from Lady Gaga, Adele and Beyonce is appealing, not least because of the excuse to change out of the sweatpants.
Glastonbury style has shifted over the decades, from the peace symbols, bell bottoms and flowing locks of the 1960s to the Oasis-era parkas and bucket hats of the ’90s, and its current unofficial dress code of eclecticism and unicorn stardust.
And while most men aren’t keen on loading up on the glitter face paint and neon day-glo, I’d hazard that there are more than a few of us aching to break up the monotony of our at-home wardrobes.
While July 4th is reopening day for bars and restaurants, nabbing a spot is nigh-on impossible, so getting smartened up for the pub will have to hold on a little longer. Luckily, virtual Glastonbury is there to punctuate the wait and give you an excuse to revel in some free-spirited dress up.
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