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Coventry man queues for 17 hours to watch Elton John at Glastonbury

Coventry man queues for 17 hours to watch Elton John at Glastonbury

Fans say they are fully prepared to queue for hours to be at the front when Elton John performs at Glastonbury today (Sunday, June 25). And first in line to watch the star perform in the UK for the last time is Gregg Rathbone from Coventry.

Gregg has been stationed by the Pyramid Stage since 4am meaning he will have been waiting in that spot for 17 hours when the singer hits the stage this evening (June 25). He admitted that he ‘likes queuing’ to watch stars perform and has previously ‘queued for days’ to watch U2.

He said: “We got down here at 4am and they still had all the rubbish leftover from Guns N’Roses and we watched them clear that away and then eventually they have let us down and now we are here and where we wanted to be. I do a lot of queuing. I like queuing, I have queued for U2 for days so this is quite easy.”

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Asked why he was keen to wait so long, he said: “Well, it’s Glastonbury, it’s Elton. I just had to be here and I had to be here early and I had to be first in line.”

Ben Monk arrived three hours later at 7am. He said: “I was third in the queue. You can’t miss Elton John. Last ever UK gig. Glastonbury. What a day.”

Ben added that he wanted the popular singer to do ‘all the classics’ and that he had heard about a special guest that he is ‘very excited for.’

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  • June 25, 2023