WHY GLASTONBURY HASN’T GOT MORE “MIDDLE CLASS”? media cliche pt 6
IT ALWAYS WAS, listening to amplified rock music in fields is a middle class idea, we invented it along with most other good things in life i.e. democracy, medicine, the internet, cake and sexual perversity. Maybe in the past there were a few more Crusty new age type but most of them were called Justin and simply preferred smoking to washing or passing their A levels. So the change has really been in what kind of middle class people turn up.
Has it got more commercialised NO in the 1980’s the festival was filled with rabid free marketers, they wore balaclavas and had a distinctive cry of “hash for cash” “poppers for coppers”! Now days, the balaclavas have all but gone but the free market is in place and its selling tasty exotic pies, silly t-shirts and of course nice cakes.
Of course it could be worse it could have got more upper class like Glyndebourne or Henley Regatta (bad music, dodgy sport and vomiting) or more working class like Blackpool (bad food, dodgy pubs, inflatable phalluses and vomiting