Glastonbury Festival 2013: Revellers prove they've got the moves like Jagger in Jumping Jack Flashmob
Thursday 27 June 2013
Hundreds of festivalgoers proved they had the moves like Jagger by taking part in a Jumping Jack Flashmob at Glastonbury.
The Jagger Off, arranged by two Rolling Stones fans to celebrate the band's first appearance at the festival, saw crowds of people mimic Sir Mick Jagger's trademark dance moves.
It was held near the Pyramid Stage, where the band will perform their headline set on Saturday night, under the watchful eye of a giant metal phoenix that is perching on top of the structure this year.
A sound system played classic Stones songs including Brown Sugar and Start It Up to about 400 fans.
Organiser James Duke-Evans, 33, from south London, said: "It's gone fantastically well.
"When it got dreamed up late at night we thought it would be funny if 100 people turned up, but 3,500 joined the Facebook group in the end.
"People like to get involved in something that's not scripted and programmed. I've been told some people were looking forward to this more than the festival itself.
"And quite frankly - do you really want to live in a world where things like this don't happen?".
Sir Mick is expected to be on the festival site over the weekend, and is staying nearby with his family.
There is a chance he might even stumble upon the second "Jagger Off", at the silent disco held in the early hours of Saturday morning.
"I would imagine it's on Jagger's radar. I don't think he can avoid it," said Mr Duke-Evans.
"It's a tribute to him. We've watched him for years and I hope he'll be able to watch us if he sees the footage from today."
Many of those performing the moves, which including the "finger waggle" and "squeezing through a narrow doorway", wore Jagger masks as a tribute to their musical hero.
Mark Forrest, 30, from Hackney, east London, had bought masks for all of his friends.
He said: "It's an excellent idea to start off the weekend by dancing to the Rolling Stones.
"I can't wait to see them on Saturday and I'm really excited to see what the phoenix does."
Some 135,000 ticket holders have been making their way on to the site at Worthy Farm, Somerset, since the festival flung open its doors yesterday morning.
Campsites have been filling up quickly as music fans rushed to pitch their tents in the best spots.
They are set to be joined by celebrities, said to include Wayne and Colleen Rooney and Kate Moss, over the coming days.
The main acts play from tomorrow, with other headline acts including The Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons.
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