To those who had never witnessed the Jaxx spectacle live, it was a surprise
- but to those who had, it was clear Basement Jaxx would be the perfect
replacement. Canny enough to realise that watching two middle-aged blokes
shuffle about on stage twiddling knobs equals an hour of boredom for your
average punter, the pair enlist a cohort of performers, dancers and musicians to
turn a Basement Jaxx show into a proper performance. "This year we're bringing a
drummer, a percussionist, lots of singers - five or six, I think - and a brass
trio," says Ratcliffe. There were no complicated negotiations between Worthy
Farm and the Jaxx camp, adds Buxton. "They said: 'Do you want to move up the
bill?' and we said: 'Yeah'."
Indeed. Basement Jaxx, in my opinion, are one of the best live performers ever. And Glastonbury! It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. So why am I stuck in the office doing incredibly meaningless, non-value-adding work?
And my brother is going to watch U2 tomorrow. There's just enough time for me to rush to the airport, purchase a ticket and grab the next flight to London and get there in time to watch it. If only I brought my passport out...