Glastonbury 2009: day one photo gallery

It's raining... but we're going in anyway

Welcome to Glastonbury Festival - day one proper. You've seen the pre-Friday madness, we've survived the first torrential downpour (and the lightning…) and now we're on the hunt for singing, dancing and dodgy Jacko tribute t-shirts? Click on...

Next page: clouds? Hell, it ain't Glasto without 'em!

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We made it through the night but woke early to - yes - even more rain. Still, it's Friday - day one 'proper'. Let's go find us some music...

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Björn Again kick off Glastonbury proper, to a wet but determined audience of ponchos. They opened with Waterloo, but are currently playing... Rocking All Over The World?!

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Yep - it's definitely Glastonbury. But so muddy so soon? It's gonna get worse!

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Give peas a chance. And bees while we're here.

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"The band's vocals sounded a bit tinny..."

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The Invisible Man enjoyed his first taste of Glastonbury 2009.

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Our friend here really likes Glastonbury 2009. Actually, there's no music playing, but we didn't have the heart to tell him...

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Tribute or cash in? Michael Jackson RIP t-shirt featured less than 24 hours after the announcement. Hmm.

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Hot 8 Brass Band cover Snoop Dogg - a big festival moment.

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What do you reckon, Tweeps - should I get one? Let me know via our Twitter Channel - drop me a line @MusicRadar and mention #glasto.

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Dubstep's favourite sons Skream and Benga kill it with a seriously heavy remix of Hold The Line by scenesters fave Major Lazer. Dubstep mash-up? Hell yeah.

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Inevitibility alert: Skream plays his massive (if slightly overplayed) remix of La Roux's In For The Kill.

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Nice flowers, @mikeskinner, very very nice flowers.

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In this week's Wacky Races, Penelope Pitstop decides to take a detour via The Park stage...

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... whilst Tina Turner makes for the finish line via backstage. And beyond the thunderdome. Tina Turner was in Wacky Races, right?

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Buy your pear cider early on, folks. It's Friday, it's late and people are getting angry...

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Our first proper Glasto moment. This is The Streets doing Billie Jean - I can hardly hear the band over the crowd. Bloody hell.

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Forgive the blurry "camerawork" but my hands are properly shaking - in the distance, that is the legendary Q-Tip and this journo is now officially in heaven.

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It might not look like much but through the murk, Q-Tip is currently playing the Jackson 5-sampling (Dancing Machine, to be precise) Move to an unsurprisingly now-ballistic crowd.

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Okay, that's it for Friday. Apologies for the sometimes dodgy camerawork and wanton adoration of Mr Skinner. I'm off for some kip and we'll see you sometime tomorrow (unless I drop the camera in the portaloos). Jon.