The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury, mmmm?

Didn’t roll me over

The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury 2013
The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury 2013

The other night I managed to catch the last half of the Rolling Stones live at Glastonbury. To be honest with you, it didn’t really fill me with awe and wonder.

Richard Madely BBC Radio 2

Listening to Radio 2 while cooking breakfast made me realize that I wasn’t alone in this view. Richard was interviewing Status Quo who when questioned about the Stones set dismissed it as “great in places” but they wouldn’t elaborate on that any more. Seems they were thinking the same as me perhaps?

Anti climax?

So yeah, I’m listening to the Stones gig on the TV at home, granted I was viewing via BBC HD and through my relatively decent surround system but it didn’t inspire me to jump around like a jack flash! I guess you had to be there but “Glasto” doesn’t really float my boat either to be honest.

“Glasto”, a festival for the mid and high classes?

Now this is where I might get a bit of grief.

Glastonbury or “Glasto” as it may be called just seems to be full of posh birds, middle aged blokes and so called celebrities. Follow this with the sycophantic coverage the BBC seem to heap upon us and bingo, a festival experience for all.

Yeah, Ive never been and don’t want to either. I could recreate the feeling by pitching a tent up in my back garden, shit in the shed and then open the kitchen window for food and hand over 8 quid every time I wanted to eat.

so in summary….

Ill leave you with a thought…

Why do bands like The Rolling Stones, Status Quo, KISS and AC/DC to name but a few seem to out trump all the modern bands of our time? Is it because we just don’t produce decent music now that stands the test of time? Could it be that technology is making it too easy to make music but hard for it to be performed live without it?

Still, you could go out and sit in a field and watch it, if you have the money?

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