Popular In Glastonbury

Popular In Glastonbury

“Isn’t she just so great?”

This is a girl in her mid-20s shouting at me over an act on the stage.

I am at the age where I’ve never heard of 70% of the supporting acts at music festivals. The mid-afternoon acts, the early-evening stuff. I buy tickets based on headliners, but I find the better acts on the smaller stages scattered far from the action.

Was this woman so great? Not really.

Not for me.

I say this to the girl and she is offended.

After all, how could I - a 35 year old man - not like or relate to the pitchy tunes of a 22-year-old singer?

“She played Glastonbury a few weeks ago” the girl said.

It’s true. The singer said so herself - as though she had to validate her presence on the stage in front of me.

Maybe “played Glastonbury” is this generation’s “really big in Japan.”

Glastonbury is a fact, a bit of information, not a qualifier.

I’ve never found pedigrees or resumes impressive or worth looking at. I’m more interested in what you can do for me in the here and now.

Decadent And Depraved

Decadent And Depraved

Minimum Viable Income

Minimum Viable Income