Glastonbury's waterlogged pitch has failed to stop play after England's best footballer and his wife joined the party.
Smiling Wayne and Coleen Rooney sparked a media frenzy as they strode towards the Pyramid Stage for the start of blues legend BB King's set.
Despite the rain and dark clouds, Rooney wore dark glasses as the couple walked arm in arm wearing matching Hunter boots.
Rooney, who had his hood up after recently having a hair transplant, was seemingly in good spirits after returning from a break in Barbados to travel to Somerset.
Unlike the majority of the 170,000-plus crowd forced to rough it in muddy tents, the 25-year-olds were believed to be receiving VIP treatment after booking a top-of-the range motorhome.
The couple arrived at Pilton ahead of expected disruption by protesters at U2's long-awaited headline gig. The Irish rockers are expected to face a "visual spectacular" from campaigners angry at the group's alleged "tax dodge" in their native country.
Mud-caked revellers got a reprieve from the downpours as the Moroccan act Master Musicians of Jouhouka and rapper Chipmunk got proceedings under way. But the showers came back with a vengeance before the likes of rappers Wu-Tang Clan came on stage.
Marc Argent, 32, from Street, Somerset, was one of hundreds gathered around the Pyramid to perform a welly stomp dance in the quagmire. He said: "It's great to see it all under way. It's muddy but it is still magical."
Sarah Chivers, 48, from Enfield, London, was at the festival with her daughter Clare.
She added: "We're most looking forward to U2 - the line-up early on is pretty mediocre but it's better that way. The best is yet to come."