23 June 2007
Seasick Steve performed four times at Glastonbury this year. He took a small break to talk to us about getting lost and Altamont
Virtual Festivals: So you played the pyramid stage yesterday, how was that?
Steve: It was a little
big for one person to sit on but it was all good – the people were all super nice.
VF: The Guillemots
were on a bit after you and they loved your set, they really praised you.
Steve: I love them too man! The dude
rolling around with his chair and all that, I really liked that band. They had all kind of things going on, it was something
special, they impressed me a lot.
VF: Who else has impressed you so far?
Steve: I haven't
seen a lot but I saw The Rumble Strips last night and I really like them and I really like Lilly Allen, really liked her.
She was great, I'm easy to entertain.
VF: So you've got a pretty wide taste then?
As long as they're doing what they're doing and I get it then it's all good.
VF: Is this your first
Steve: Shit. Ah yeah, I ain't never been nowhere like this before.
Really? You don't have anywhere like this in America?
Steve: I never went to anywhere like this before.
I went to Altamont in 1969 and that was the last festival I went to.
VF: So this is like a second coming for
Steve: Now I'm playing so many festivals this summer I guess I'm going to find out what they're
VF: What other festivals are you playing this summer?
Steve: Reading, Leeds, Greenman,
Latitude, Bestival – so many I don't know them all.
VF: Glastonbury is pretty famous for some strange
sights and people, have you seen anything really strange?
Steve: Well you know I haven't walked around too
much because I just get lost right away but also people stop me every ten feet to say hello.
VF: Sorry about
Steve: It's no big deal but I never get anywhere. I lose my thought about where I was going –
the furthest I've gone is that other side of that tent over there (about 200m away)
VF: I'll let you
get on then…
Steve: No worries.