Had excellent time watching Glastonbury footage over the weekend, although the beeb were a bit stingey with new acts on freeview.
Cried about 5 times.
Would like to post some YouTubes, but they’ve all been taken down. The Curious can go and check out the online stuff here. Its very incomplete, but better than nothing.
Highlights were Bruce singing “The River” (he was actually visibley steaming like a horse, ffs (47:30)), The Specials, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (obviously), La Roux, Metronomy, Blurs comeback (very emotional), Neil Young showing everyone how to play guitar, watching Madness with the kiddies (eldest made everyone flags (including important toys) to wave, Bon Iver, Bat for Lashes (she is from outerspace), Lady Gaga (two words: firework tits), Nick Cave and more other stuff than I care to mention.
And one day I will manage to go again, ideally in the form of provider rather than punter, so maybe see you there.
Warren Ellis on the above mentioned Springsteen MOMENT:
“And he’s just blown the authenticity
thing and gone into supermystification, because it
looks like he’s got an electromagnetic halo, curls of
glowing, pearly white light rising up from and playing
around his head and shoulders while he stands there
in near-silhouette…. He looks like he’s The Last Rock Star, the Ascended
Master who glows in the dark.”