By James Somper
This amazing video shows the moment a loved-up boyfriend decided to pop the question to his girlfriend at the Glastonbury Festival – with a surprise flypast.
Joe Blain, 29, arranged for an aircraft to fly over the festival’s pyramid stage while he and girlfriend Sarah Adams, 27, were watching Kylie Minogue on Sunday (June 30).
The supermarket manager spent two months planning the stunt which involved a plane flying over four times carrying a banner saying ‘Sarah Adams Marry Me? Joe’.
Joe said the festival was the perfect place to pop the question as Sarah has attended it nine times and says it’s always had a special place in her heart.
Sarah, a strategic land planner from Malvern, Worcestershire, said: “I’m still quite overwhelmed. I didn’t expect it, it was a complete shock.
“I’m surprised how he did it all on his own and that I had no idea at all.
“I fell to the floor because I was so overcome with emotion.”
The video shows Sarah seeing the banner before Joe jumps on one knee and pops the question.
Joe, who has been going out with Sarah for four years, had planned the surprise proposal with the help of some friends who they were also attending the festival with.
Despite the intricacies involved, Joe said the epic stunt was easier to plan than he’d thought.
He said: “I’ll be honest, it was pretty straightforward. A friend of a friend is a pilot and I asked him about flying a banner over the festival.
“He organised the time slot and cleared the flight plan. All I had to was make sure Sarah was in front of the pyramid stage at a certain time.
“All the people we went with were in on it. We came up with a code word ‘back stronger’ in case we saw the plane.”
Joe said that in order for the plan to work, he and Sarah along with their group had to be in front of the stage between 3.45pm and 4pm during Kylie Minogue set.
He said: “At one point I thought we were going to miss it as she was the other side of the stage about half-an-hour before.
“Eventually, we got to the front.
“My brother spotted the plane first and then I pointed it out to Sarah when it passed the pyramid stage. She started reading it and while she did I went down on one knee and then my friend tapped her on the shoulder and she saw me with the ring.
“Thankfully she said yes.”
Visibly shocked, Sarah fell to the ground before hugging her husband-to-be.
The couple have said they plan to marry in the next two years and are possibly even considering a glasto themed ceremony.
Sarah said: “We’d love to get married near the festival site or maybe have a festival theme.
“But before we start planning anything I need to get over the shock.”