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    Beyonce Glastonbury Performance: Star Wows At UK Festival

    On stage at the Glastonbury Music Festival, Beyonce said that it was "her dream" to be there performing.

    Following this performance, she'll be in the dreams of thousands of British music fans for a long time to come.

    The R&B star, the first female headliner in the history of the festival, brought down the house Sunday night, wowing a screaming audience of 170,000+ fans. The bright lights of what is considered by some to be the biggest music festival in the world were no match for the singer, as she ran through some of her biggest hits, opening with "Crazy Like That" before moving on to songs like "Single Ladies," "Irreplaceable," and a medley of Destiny's Child favorites, including "Survivor" and "Say My Name."

    She also sang her new single, "1+1," as well as "At Last," the song she sang during President Obama's inauguration in 2009. That performance came with a special civil rights-themed video montage -- which included video of that very inauguration. See her complete setlist here.

    Her husband, Jay-Z, watched from the side of the stage alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, whose husband Chris Martin performed earlier with his band Coldplay. Jay-Z, in 2008, was the first hip hop act to play the festival.

    Christopher Shale: David Cameron's Friend, Tory Leader Found Dead At Glastonbury

    A close friend of the British prime minister was found dead in a portable toilet at one of the country's leading music festivals Sunday, authorities said.

    Christopher Shale died in unexplained circumstances in the VIP area of the Glastonbury Festival, an entertainment extravaganza that's one of the fixtures of Britain's music calendar.

    Shale, who was in his 50s, chaired the Conservative Association in David Cameron's West Oxfordshire constituency, and in a statement Cameron said he and his wife Samantha were devastated by the news.

    "He was a great friend and has been a huge support over the last decade," Cameron said. "A big rock in my life has suddenly been rolled away ... like so many others Sam and I have lost a close and valued friend."

    Shale was staying in a restricted, celebrity-packed area of the festival, which is held on a farm in southwestern England and has drawn some 170,000 people. He was discovered by police shortly after 9 a.m. Festival organizer Michael Eavis said he was told the incident was "a suicide situation" but police have yet to confirm that.

    "It is only a couple of hours ago," Inspector Chris Morgan said. "We are still working on establishing a cause of death."

    News of the death comes the same day as Shale was quoted in a national newspaper as describing the weakness of his association in unusually frank terms.

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