Regular as clockwork: there are a number of media stories which you can set you watch by. The most regular is “Christmas has been banned by some local council” (this usually comes out on Nov 6th)
Another popular one is the lonely planet releases their newest UK edition slags of the chips in Bristol and the media are up in arms
And lastly a few days after Glasto Michael “I see no mud” Eavis pipes up about getting in more teenagers in to his festival Yawn.
Apparently booking online helps us oldies get in first what with out super fast internet that comes with are Stanier stairlifts. So he’s going to defeat us by using the phone for more bookings which of course I can’t use what with arthritic figures and poor eye sight.
I do think it’s tight that he slags off his loyal customers so regularly. Also I am sure all the store holders who pay for the festival would just love it if more 20 something turn up, as they are all spent up by Saturday night, so he’ll have to charge less for vending licences to offset the loss in revenue ooops!
Oh and is he prepared for the blank looks as Van Morrison shuffles on the Sunday afternoon in front of a load of old teenagers who don’t know him from Adam ?
I do think it’s touching for a man in 70’s to still think that a 19 year public school boy can bring as much creativity and entertainment to event as someone twice their age. All the interesting stages that produce the “Glastonbury magic” are run by older types, aging punks and travellers, veterans of the circus and cabaret circuit not the Shepton Mallet 6th form Ents committee. Lastly we already have Glastonbury for teenager it’s called the Reading Festival and it’s boring.
Ps Michael why don’t save your breath get on your tractor and put some more drainage on your site and show a bit of gratitude to the people who have supported you for over 20 years.