Why is anyone surprised that he has 'no recollection' of allegedly chanting "fuck the Tories"?
Channel 4 newsreader and national treasure Jon Snow, at the ripe age of 69 (nice?), has attended his very first Glastonbury. He has had what is known in the business as 'an absolute whale of a time.' And happily for us, a few photos from his weekend have cropped up online, including the following (now deleted), on Twitter:
Some people who hate fun are not best pleased about this photograph's accompanying caption because they think that as a newsreader, Jon Snow should not be doing things like shouting "fuck the Tories" with some lads from Liverpool. While I beg to differ for important banter reasons, Jon Snow has had to publicly clarify what happened. He, very smartly, told HuffPost UK that "after a day at Glastonbury, I can honestly say I have no recollection of what was chanted, sung or who I took over 1000 selfies with." This, essentially, is code for "I absolutely did it but there is no way I'm going to admit it," so absolutely fair play to him.
To be honest, though, it wouldn't be surprising if he couldn't remember what he'd done – who, after all, can every recall a good 70 percent of what they did at Glastonbury? It seems very much as though Jon Snow had quite the time joining in the Glastonbury revelry, and it's feasible that he partook in some festival traditions such as 'getting so mashed you can't see your own hand.' Observe this photo, for example, of him taking in the atmosphere at Anderson .Paak:
There he is, with his big stick.
Clearly, nothing was stopping Jon Snow at Glastonbury, there in his lovely v-neck. What else might he have got up to? Pitting to Foo Fighters chucking cider about like a #real #metalhead? Spacing out to something called sky-funk at 6AM, followed by DMCs with everyone who'd listen about the state of politics in the UK? Hot-boxing his tent? Anything is possible when you're Jon Snow, and the beauty of Glastonbury is that you are not required to remember any of it. God bless Glastonbury, and god bless this man and his jumper.
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(Image via Daniel Millea on Twitter)