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US singer Beyonce performs on The Pyramid Stage as the headline act during the last day of the Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 26, 2011. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to attend, has grown into Europe's largest music festival attracting more than 175,000 people over five days. AFP PHOTO / Adrian Dennis (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Beyonce became the first woman ever in the history of anything to headline the Glastonbury festival Sunday night, and without doubt she lived up to that pedigree. Who cares if she wanted to be carried across incidental mud at the gigantic South Britain festival? It's not like Ms. Knowles is one to wear wellies.
Her opening statement of "Crazy In Love" blew the roof off -- watch it here. But the real reason I'm posting this is because, at around the 3-minute mark, she and her band do a full 10 seconds of DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat."
What an awesome shout out, amirite? Sure, it's not exactly the same without Biz Markie, but there's something so humble about B taking such a hip-hop dance-floor classic to such a vast scale. And really, what a scale it is. Am I alone in thinking there needs to be more flag waving at American festivals?