Prince Decides He’s Too Good For The Middle-Class Yoghurt Fest Called Glastonbury
SOCIAL MEDIA eh? People talking to each other about whatever they want? Dreadful isn’t it? How dare people have another conversational tool to add to the pen and paper, telephone, email and text message canon?
Anyway, social media’s chatter has apparently made up Prince’s mind about something, which shows a remarkable lack of backbone from the pint-sized genius.
Michael Eavis has said that Prince became “really upset” with Glastonbury organisers over what he called “social media rumours”.
Prince was linked to the headline slot on the Saturday of this year’s dippyfest. However, that slot is now occupied by the monsters of hard rock, Metallica.
Eavis confirmed that he was in discussions with Prince but that the singer got his nose out of joint during negotiations as he felt that the festival was using his name to advertise itself.
Speaking about Prince, Eavis said: “We wanted him to play, and it got to the point where his people were talking to us about him doing it, but before he confirmed he got really upset because he thought we had advertised that he was playing. We hadn’t, but with social media, rumours get everywhere, and one of those rumours was that Prince was coming. So he didn’t want to do it in the end.”
Quite right too. Prince is too good for the likes of Glastonbury.
Eavis went on to say that online rumours are of no benefit to the festival in terms of ticket sales. “All the social media chit-chat now about who might be playing really doesn’t help us. People think we’ve advertised them early, but there’d be no point to us leaking details because the tickets sell out in an hour in October, before the headline acts are announced. People come for what the event means to them, not the headline acts.”
That said, it hasn’t stopped people chattering about it. Not social media you understand; rather, tabloid newspapers.
They’ve said that Prince could still show up at Worthy Farm over the weekend. A source told The Sun: “Prince wants to show up somewhere as a surprise. He has spent so much time in the UK lately, he’d love to do an impromptu set.”
We can only hope that Metallica do a version of ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ in tribute.