Glastonbury security show off dance moves during Diana Ross’ performance of Upside Down

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27 Jun 2022, 10:48

Diana Ross performing at Glastonbury 2022

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Glastonbury’s security guards stole some of the spotlight when Diana Ross took to the Pyramid Stage.

The soul singer performed on Sunday afternoon (26th June) in the ‘Legends slot’, and had the audience dancing away with classics such as Baby Love, You Can’t Hurry Love and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. 

Diana looked right at home on the iconic stage, in her sparkling dress, chandelier earrings,  and matching cape and headpiece. During her grand finale, she had pink confetti launched into the adoring audience. 

It wasn’t just the cheering crowd who were grooving along to the Motown classics - even the security got involved too!

When Diana burst into 1980 hit Upside Down, the security team between the stage and the audience broke out into a choreographed dance routine, and encouraged everyone to join in. 

The moment Diana introduced the track, the security got their disco fingers twirling, ready for their shining moment. 

Noticing the security line starting their routine again, Diana shouted: “There you go, I was waiting for you guys to dance with me!”

It’s not the first time a 'Legend' artist has been honoured with their own dance routine, as Dolly Parton had the security team up and grooving to Jolene back in 2014. 

Fans were going wild for the heartwarming moment while watching along at home, with one tweeting: “The security guards dancing along to Diana Ross’ set really won me over.”

Another commented: “Loving #DianaRoss at @glastonbury on @BBCOne. Glastonbury security team you've got the dancing nailed!” while a third said: “Take a bow the security dancing to Upside Down you were elite enjoyed every minute #dianaross #glastonbury #classics #icon.”

The sunday afternoon legends slot has become a staple in the Glastonbury experience, after it started in the early 90’s with Johnny Cash playing an incredible set which included Ring of Fire and A Boy Named Sue. Since then, musical heroes such as Brian Wilson and Lionel Richie, have also performed. 

In 2019, the last Glasto to have taken place, Kylie Minogue played to an excitable crowd, belting out hits like Spinning Around and Especially For You. Her set came 14 years after she was forced to pull out of a headline slot due to her cancer diagnosis.

Diana Ross joined Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney as the headliners for the 2022 event, with 80 year-old Macca becoming the oldest headliner ever, and Billie, aged 20, named as the youngest solo act at the top of the billing.