An 82-year-old woman had her birthday wish come true as she arrived at this year's Glastonbury festival with her sunglasses on and Zimmerframe in hand.
Pat Brooks, who is known as Nanny Pat, asked for a ticket to the iconic festival for her 80th birthday in 2020, but her wish was put on hold when the coronavirus outbreak resulted in the cancellation of the event.
Two years on, she finally stepped foot inside the Glastonbury gates on Wednesday (22 June), ready to enjoy performances from the likes of Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and Diana Ross.
As Nanny Pat made her way through the entrance, one of her relatives commented: "My brother and my sister-in-law, their mother has been to Glastonbury two, three times before and for her 80th birthday they asked what she would like. So she's actually here with her Zimmer frame, coming through the gates."
This is Nanny Pat. For her 80th birthday in 2020 all she wanted was a ticket to Glastonbury. Two years later and she is finally getting to go. “I like to get to the front by sneaking down the sides.” pic.twitter.com/dJhPTiOofD— 📻 Colin Paterson 📺 (@ColinGPaterson) June 22, 2022
The relative described how the family has 'all had to gather' to share the experience with Nanny Pat, and to 'give her a hand' making her way around the festival.
Another family member added: "Her name is Nanny Pat, she comes camping with us, all over the country, there's no stopping her even though she is on a Zimmer frame and she is shuffling this year."
The relative told BBC's entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson that Nanny Pat was 'absolutely' excited at the news that the Chemical Brothers were doing a DJ set, saying: "She will be up there, if she can get to the stage, she'll be up there."
The 82-year-old is said to have a varied music taste which consists of 'absolutely everything', but 'the louder the better'. The couple also joked about having to 'hold [Pat] back' at a Kaiser Chiefs' concert a couple of years ago.
Peterson shared an image of Nanny Pat making her way into the festival on Twitter, writing: "This is Nanny Pat. For her 80th birthday in 2020 all she wanted was a ticket to Glastonbury. Two years later and she is finally getting to go."
After arriving at the festival, the 82-year-old told Peterson she likes to 'sneak around the side' of the crowd to try and get to the front of the stage, though noted she couldn't go into the middle of the audience as she'd be 'slaughtered'.
"I can't keep still," she continued.
Nanny Pat is most looking forward to seeing McCartney at the festival, with plans to fight her way to the front of the crowd.
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