The Best Of The Internet’s Response To Glastonbury 2013

British cynicism at its finest.

1. Not everyone got into the Glastonbury spirit.

The grumpiest reader comments ever, as seen on Mail Online.

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Rory Sutherland

@rorysutherland

Sod Glastonbury, I’m hosting my own festival. It’s called Suburbia; you just sit in your garden alone drinking gin in complete silence.

3. Plenty of people made jokes about the Rolling Stones’ advanced years.

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5. Some of the jibes were affectionate.

Nick Gavrilovic

@nickgavrilovic

The Stones having a well earned post show pint. #glastonbury

6. Others were cruel.

A nuclear war will wipe out humanity one day but all that will survive will be cockroaches, Nokia 3310s and Keith Richards. #bbcglasto

— J�fcrgen McKlopp (@neurosceptic)

J�fcrgen McKlopp

@neurosceptic

A nuclear war will wipe out humanity one day but all that will survive will be cockroaches, Nokia 3310s and Keith Richards. #bbcglasto

7. And some were just plain morbid.

Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones road crew wait patiently for them to finish their set back stage.

— Steve A. (@sarm0161)

Steve A.

@sarm0161

Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones road crew wait patiently for them to finish their set back stage.

8. Meanwhile, the rest of us just made jokes about the band’s appearance.

Anyway it was good to see Charlie Watts with the Stones, and not doing these adverts for Wonga loans

— Ken Barlow (@I_am_KenBarlow)

Ken Barlow

@I_am_KenBarlow

Anyway it was good to see Charlie Watts with the Stones, and not doing these adverts for Wonga loans

9.

Ronnie Wood looks like the skeleton of a Game Of Thrones messenger raven. #bbcglasto

— J�fcrgen McKlopp (@neurosceptic)

J�fcrgen McKlopp

@neurosceptic

Ronnie Wood looks like the skeleton of a Game Of Thrones messenger raven. #bbcglasto

10.

The best Mick Jagger #bbcglasto facial expression so far

— BuzzFeed UK (@BuzzFeedUK)

BuzzFeed UK

@BuzzFeedUK

The best Mick Jagger #bbcglasto facial expression so far

11. Lots of people pointed out how cosy and middle class the festival has become.

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15. Especially compared with life north of the border.

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16. Plus, there were the inevitable hipster gags.

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17. While others took a more abstract approach.

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18. People were snippy about Example.

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Terrible music acts. Example: Example. #glastonbury

— CUP OF BEANS (@JustACatInAJar)

CUP OF BEANS

@JustACatInAJar

Terrible music acts. Example: Example.
#glastonbury

20. And Kate Moss.

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21. And Chase And Status.

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22. And especially Mumford And Sons.

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23. Poor old Mumford And Sons.

25. Wiley had a Twitter meltdown.

26. Which led to this.

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28. In fact, people managed to find humour even in the most unpleasant aspects of Glastonbury.

29. And even though everyone watching it on telly was relentlessly cynical about the whole thing.

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30. It’s really because we secretly wish we’d been there.

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Luke Lewis is BuzzFeed's Head of European Growth and is based in London.
 
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