Note pinned to a gate at ancient landmark Glastonbury Tor demanding a ‘selfish’ BONGO player stops


An angry note has been pinned to a gate at ancient landmark Glastonbury Tor demanding a ‘selfish’ bongo player stops pounding their drum.

A letter calling for the person to stop disturbing the peace was pinned to a gate leading up to the National Trust Site in Somerset.

The note says the music ruins the tranquilly and calm of the ‘shared sacred place and space’ which is a mecca for spiritualists and hippies.

Its anonymous author says people are ‘upset’ at the bongos spoiling their ‘wonderful opportunity’ to enjoy sunsets on the hill.

And they finish the note by suggesting the player plays for just five to ten minutes at a time before having a break.

Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, which is topped by St Michael’s Tower, has evidence of an Iron Age settlement from 300-200 BC.

But it also has links to mythical King Arthur and is a tourist attraction to crowds of walkers – and druids.

The note switches between black, blue, and red pens – which locals say contains a pattern separating ‘facts, criticism and feelings’.

It reads: ‘To the Tor Tower Bongo player. Please be aware that others choose to be here at this special time.

‘This is a shared sacred place and space… yet you have very selfishly taken it over… to do your thing… regardless of others.

‘There are many that come here (long distances)… to feel… and be in its sacred silence… to feel the beautiful energies and peace at sunset.

‘You are very clearly and selfishly… not allowing others… this wonderful opportunity. There are many that walk away quite upset at this missed opportunity due to you.

‘You claim to be attuned to this place… however… it’s probably just your ego if you ‘will not’ consider others.

‘Please allow silent spaces for others… say, five to 10 mins on… five to 10 mins off. Together we can all then enjoy this beautiful place. Thank you.’

The note was spotted yesterday by resident Joe Smith.

The 30-year-old thinks he can spot colour-coding pattern in the text.

He said: ‘The black pen seems to correspond to facts, the red is for criticism, and the blue is to do with other people’s feelings.

‘We get all sorts up the Tor and for the most part everyone gets along. But every now and then someone goes too far and takes the mick.

‘This bongo menace has crossed the line. Everyone has a right to enjoy the sunset without some pretentious percussionist pounding away.’

The bongo player seems to have caused a stir by playing outside the Grade I listed St Michael’s Tower, which sits at the top of Glastonbury Tor.


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