the Jubilee 2000 Drop the Debt campaign on
site) and Ed went down to the Glastonbury Festival last weekend to wander
around and take in the sunshine and hot weather. Here's some of the column-filling
'gossip' the daily-published Select paper on site decided to write about
the band :
" Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
arrived at Glastonbury with his usual problem -no car pass. With his customary
creditable modesty, he refused to approach the festival authorities and
say "I'm Ed from Radiohead and we headlined here two years ago so sort
me out" and instead secured the requisite documentation by a process of
furtive politeness. As always, total respect.
Prize for the most splendid
mobile home on site must go to Thom Yorke, whose vast white winnebago -
replete with awning - dominates the backstage camping area much like St.
Paulís dominates the City Of London. "I've been inside," said one of his
neighbours, "and itís pretty bloody roomy"
Ed was spotted queueing patiently
outside a portaloo with toilet roll in hand. "It's the one thing you've
got to be totally open about - going for a dump. It's the great leveller"
It seems that being billy-no-mates
is the thing this year, with both ThomYorke and Steve Malkmus from Pavement
wandering around backstage unfettered by any friends. "
Michael Eavis also, speaking
after the festival, confirmed it will go ahead next year, and are chasing
after Radiohead to headline with Oasis. This of course is subject to the
band accepting - they will definitely not do it unless they feel totally
confident. There is a possibility that it will be one of the first times
that they play stuff from the next LP live (much like they did in 1997).
As with all touring and live performances - the band will start thinking
about them as soon as the next LP is finished and not before.
*Credit must go out to Max Kolombo
from the Radiohead-Announce Mailing List . See http://www.underworld.net/radiohead/
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