British hippies talk about why they went to first Glastonbury Fair in new clip


The British Film Institute just released a short clip from 1971’s Glastonbury Fair (I believe they mistakenly pegged it as happening in 1972). In the 30-second clip, two young women talk about what drew them to the festival.

“I have no particular reason for coming,” one says. “I was drawn.”

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“It’s a spiritual thing, you know,” another answers.

Rockers played on the first-ever incarnation of the “Pyramid Stage” at the free 1971 festival. It was a “one-tenth replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza built from scaffolding and metal sheeting and positioned over a blind spring which was found by dowsing.”

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