Beyonce’s Glastonbury Set Was ‘career Highlight’

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June 27, 2011 | 4:25am EST

Beyonce has called her set at Glastonbury festival the “highlight” of her career after making history as the first woman to headline the event’s main stage.
The R&B superstar went down a storm at the predominantly rock ‘n’ roll festival with a triumphant set, which included medleys of her Destiny’s Child hits, as well as her solo classics and new tracks from her upcoming 4 album.

She also paid tribute to Kings of Leon and Alanis Morrisette by performing renditions of their songs.

Beyonce was delighted by the reaction from the 170,000-strong crowd, and after finishing her set, the Crazy In Love hitmaker explained the festival slot had been a “dream”-like experience and admits she held back a wave of emotion as she came face-to-face with fans.

She tells the BBC, “I’m completely high. It’s so surreal, weird – just happy, and I wasn’t kidding when I said this night is a dream. I felt like a rock star, and the crowd – they looked like rock stars, and I’m just so honored, really. This was just, like, a highlight of my career.

“I was very nervous, and everyone gave me so much love. And I will never, ever forget this. At one point I had to stop myself because I got really emotional during Halo… (Afterwards) I just had to talk myself down, but I had a great time today.”