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Glastonbury 2013 Recap [Videos]

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What you missed this year at Worthy Farm, including a wonderful finale by Mumford and Sons.

Glastonbury 2013 Recap [Videos]

Imagine you're going to Glastonbury in 1970. You, and 1,500 hippies all pay about a buck fifty to enter a low-key, jam-band music festival. Now imagine you're forty years older and you want to go back. You might be in for a little bit of shock, as the event has turned into a massive three-day festival with almost 150,000 fans watching 2,000 acts on 58 stages, next to thousands andthousands of stalls, workshops, and miscellaneous activities. Even without the glow sticks and light shows, it would still look completely different. Surprisingly, there was little mud at this years event, which is something the festival is known for. It's also known for all the off-stage whacky stuff to experience like displays of astrophysics, high-flying gymnasts, music era inspired hair cuts, and large scale tomato fights. 

Yes, Britain's leading music festival, Glastonbury, has come and gone. Now we can all revel back and watch the videos of things we've missed and now regret missing. Where do we even begin? Well, first off, the Rolling Stones played this year. Yes, the Rolling Stones played Friday and Saturday along with the Arctic Monkeys at the main Pyramid Stage. Other bands in the lineup included everyone from Vampire Weekend, Bobby Womack and Primal Scream to Public Enemy, Elvis Costello and Dizzee Rascal. The weekend was finished off Sunday night by Mumford and Sons playing alongside Vampire Weekend, The Vaccines, First Aid Kit and The Staves. They bands did a special sendoff and their own version of The Beatles "With A Little Help From My Friends."

Festival founder Michael Eavis called the band's [Rolling Stones] Saturday night performance "the high spot of 43 years of Glastonbury," which basically means if you've never been to a Glastonbury, you should have at least made this one. Not only has the venue been trying to book the band for 20 years now, the Stones didn't even let more of an hour be shown on BBC, so you really had to be there to get the full action. Eavis went on to say "Mick Jagger's energy, leading that band with such a passion and so much skill was absolutely amazing. Seeing him moving, I've never seen anything like it. I'm quite a bit older but I couldn't go like that - and I can keep going, but not at that pace!" Eavis might have trouble admitting that he can't, in fact, move like Mick Jagger (I'm sorry, I had to).

The Stones were joined by Mick Taylor on guitar (ex-member) and played for over two hours on the festival's main Pyramid Stage. They delivered most anything a fan could ask for, opening with "Jumpin' Jack Flash" rifling through the hits and leaving fans with encores like "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." If a band celebrating it's 50th anniversary had any last challenges left, this was it. I wish I had a video to show you, but all the ones I've seen have been quickly taken down since last night.

Some other sets we missed include the badass duo Deap Vally, who performed Baby I Call Hell here:

I was always on the fence with Azealia Banks. I was skeptical that she could pull off a whole album sticking with her Brooklyn bad girl style without giving into the weirdness that is female rapping these days (Thats right Niki, I'm looking right at you). Well, after seeing this video of her dressed up in something I can only describe as nostalgic from the show Dinosaurs, I'd say she's fallen right into that weird. Anyway, you can watch her full set here and a snippet of it below:

Also check out Elvis Costello and Primal Scream live:

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