Just had dinner in my back garden to the vague background accompaniment of the Hop Farm Festival, two miles North-West of here. Couldn't hear who's on at the moment as it was just a sort of bass-line rumble, but apparently Dylan comes on in about twenty minutes.
Saw some police in our local High Street earlier (that's never happened before) and had a chat. They said they were riot control ("not that we're expecting any trouble") from a neighbouring area. That presumably explains the black shirts. They also said every train coming in had about four hundred people getting off, and they laughed incredulously when I said five to ten (people, not hundreds) was more the norm outside of rush hour. They're from a Big Town, ooh arrrr, and they think they'd quite fancy a bit of our boring Saturday nights rather than what they're used to.
It'll be interesting to see if we hear any crowd noise when Dylan comes on. If they have anyone I want to listen to next year I shall drive out there; they've carefully closed off all the likely areas where people might park to listen for free, but there's bound to be somewhere. They'd have to have someone pretty mega for me to pay £65 to actually go in.