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Boris Johnson Went To Glastonbury With Billy Bragg And Absolutely Loved It

As Jeremy Corbyn is invited to the festival this summer, we remember when Johnson made his Glastonbury debut in 2000.

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We just hope Corbyn enjoys it as much as Boris Johnson. He was Bragg's guest back in 2000 and the encounter was filmed for the BBC.

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Back then, Johnson was the high-profile editor of The Spectator and not yet an MP. It was his first visit to Glastonbury and he missed his stop on the train: "I think I must have been in a trance."

But Johnson really enjoyed his visit. "I feel at home here. I feel these people represent a strong libertarian ideology. In fact I would say there are a lot of natural Tories here."

Emily Ashton is a senior political correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Emily Ashton at emily.ashton@buzzfeed.com.

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