Saturday, February 28, 2009
Yes, it's official. The Gents are to play Glastonbury 2009.
As Noel Coward said, on receiving the news that he was to be knighted, 'Not before time. Not before time.'
The Gents have always abhorred ostentation of any kind, and so we've turned down the Pyramid Stage in favour of a more modest venue, a bandstand I believe, somewhere near the cider bus. That should suit us very well. Word travels quickly, however, especially amongst the young, and already the hot ticket of the festival looks like being 'The Gents at the Cider Dome'.
Cider's actually quite a strong drink, my dears, and requires some respect. An incautious approach can lead to all sorts of regrettable behaviour - unseemly removal of apparel, rowdy squealing and the like. We'll have none of that, thank you.