For sale: Genuine Glastonbury mud
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- Music fans who braved a deluge at Britain's Glastonbury festival, highlight of the UK's summer rock scene, are trying to cash in on their dampened spirits.
Items including jars of Glastonbury mud, mud-caked socks, trainers and Wellington boots have been put up for sale on Internet auction site eBay.
One optimistic vendor, going by the eBay name itssaleofthecentury! is offering five pots of authentic Glastonbury mud, complete with a certificate of authenticity, for £10 each ($18).
The festival site was turned into a quagmire by violent storms at the start of last weekend's event, as two inches of rain fell in three hours on Friday.
Vgoodfellow987 was offering for auction a pair of Wellington boots bought at the site. The item description states: "Glastonbury 2005 size 6 wellies coated in original Glasto mud! Worn for the entire Glastonbury weekend, these wellies have seen some of the finest bands of the moment. I queued for two hours to get these, and they were one of the last pairs going ... saved my weekend ... now you can get your own slice of Glasto 2005 history here !"
Timmyig1 was offering "a sock soiled with mud and grass from Glastonbury 2005" -- helpfully accompanied by a photo. Bids opened at £0.99 ($1.80).
Likima 2003 was also offering Glastobury mud, writing: "A friend just phoned me, as you may have heard Glastonbury is a washout again!!! He will hand pick a handful of mud, which may have 'grass', soil, who knows in it!!! It will be be sent to the highest bidder so they can pretend they were there."
The vendor adds: "Sorry no photos as he has already lost his disposable camera!!!"
Housemusic DJ was offering "Glastonbury Festival 2005 rain water (not mud)."
"I survived Glasto 2005!" badges and fridge magnets are also being sold on the site for £2.00 each ($3.60).
Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis told the UK's Press Association he did not mind the entrepreneurial festival-goers selling mud from his Worthy Farm site.
He said: "It's a bit daft isn't it? I don't believe it, it seems a bit ridiculous.
"It's not necessarily all that good for you. I wouldn't advise people to eat it."
Eavis said the storm had helped make 2005's festival the best one ever. He said: "It was a fantastic success story, the rain on Friday morning made it all worthwhile.
"People got stuck into the problem of the rain and the weather and team spirit prevailed. "When you overcome something like that it makes it much more fun."
An eBay spokesperson told PA: "The sale of Glastonbury mud has become something of an annual tradition on eBay. But it does show the range of items that now sell on the site."
Headline performers this year were the White Stripes, Coldplay, New Order and Basement Jaxx.
Other acts ranged from old favorites such as Elvis Costello, Van Morrison and Brian Wilson to a clutch of new bands, such as The Thrills, The Killers and Keane.
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