Making the most of a muddy day
Tom Wilder, 17, of Kent, dives head first into the mud on June 23 at the Glastonbury Festival, England's largest annual music event. The rain and flooded fields did nothing to dampen the spirits of festivalgoers. This year's five-day festival
runs through June 26 and features headliners U2, Coldplay and Beyonce. (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Muddy grounds don't appear to affect attendance at the sold-out festival as thousands of people walk past a city of colorful tents and food vendors on Wednesday. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies gathered to watch British rocker Marc Bolan perform, attracts more than 175,000 people every year. If you missed out on tickets this year, there's still time to plan ahead for 2013. And yes, you read that correctly. Organizers say
there will be no music fest in 2012 when London will be host the Olympics.
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