Size is or isn't everything

This photograph shows our audience at a show we did at Glastonbury in 2008. I'm stating that for the record before D. Trump claims it to be the crowd at one of his rallies. These people are lively and happy and don't want to cause anybody any trouble.

We did have some trouble that day, however. There was some kind of an audio mishap between the stage, the sound boards and the BBC, which was carrying it all. It resulted in several minutes of silence from many of us, while the drums continued, creating a nice solo moment for Ronnie Tutt and King Errisson, which has to be regarded as a net gain.

It makes me think about how much I enjoyed playing with those rascals for so many years. I don't want to say I get nostalgic for the tour, but last night I went into the kitchen and opened the refrigerator door. When the light came on, I did twenty minutes.

Unlike Mr. Trump, I'll add some honest details. The size of our audience was increased due to some other acts on the show, including Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse, James Blunt, Crowded House, Martha Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, John Mayer, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Gilbert O'Sullivan—all of these on our stage (The Pyramid Stage) alone, along with others, probably including your favorite.

I had time to wander around the grounds a bit, and people seemed to be having a really good time. Then I had a chance to climb up to the area above the stage and watch the stage and John Mayer's band from above. If I could attend this way, I might attend more of the giant festival events, but otherwise I steer clear, leaving more room for others who enjoy crowds more than I do.

3 comments

  • Carole Williams

    Carole Williams Cannock U.K.

    I still have DVD recording of you all at Glastonbury. It was amazing, and the way you handled the sound issue was testament to how talented and professional you all are. I saw shows on every U.K tour from 1984. So sad it's all over. Thank you all for the years you gave us. Carole

    I still have DVD recording of you all at Glastonbury. It was amazing, and the way you handled the sound issue was testament to how talented and professional you all are. I saw shows on every U.K
    tour from 1984. So sad it's all over. Thank you all for the years you gave us. Carole

  • Karen

    Karen Paris, TN

    I love this photo of you — so dapper, so cool. You mentioned John Mayer. My daughter claims John Mayer was her prom date. She was going to skip her prom to see Mayer at Memphis in May. At the last minute, she caved in and went to the dance. Post-prom meal was at IHOP, attended by several couples around 2 AM. Some of the girls at the table had a guessing game going on about a good looking man eating alone. My daughter said the hell with this, hitched up her formal and marched up to the man’s table. “My friends and I want to know if you’re John Mayer.” Mayer introduced himself, my daughter told her concert plans, and he told her she made the right decision. He came over to the table, had his photo made with each girl, then a group photo taken by the wait staff. This was right before Mayer had his big hit “Wonderland.”

    I love this photo of you — so dapper, so cool. You mentioned John Mayer. My daughter claims John Mayer was her prom date. She was going to skip her prom to see Mayer at Memphis in May. At the last minute, she caved in and went to the dance. Post-prom meal was at IHOP, attended by several couples around 2 AM. Some of the girls at the table had a guessing game going on about a good looking man eating alone. My daughter said the hell with this, hitched up her formal and marched up to the man’s table. “My friends and I want to know if you’re John Mayer.” Mayer introduced himself, my daughter told her concert plans, and he told her she made the right decision. He came over to the table, had his photo made with each girl, then a group photo taken by the wait staff. This was right before Mayer had his big hit “Wonderland.”

  • Ann Edridge

    Ann Edridge Uk

    Love it Tom

    Love it Tom

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