Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts Not Looking Forward To Glastonbury
If anyone should know that you can’t always get what you want, it should be the legendary Rolling Stones. Two weeks ago, the group announced that they would be serving as one of the headliners for the Glastonbury Festival. Not everyone in the Stones camp is pleased with this plan, however.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts tells the Guardian that he is not too keen to perform at Glastonbury, mainly because he does not appreciate how mother nature can wreak havoc with his performance.
“I don’t want to do it [Glastonbury]. Everyone else does. I don’t like playing outdoors, and I certainly don’t like festivals,” Watts told the paper. “The worse thing playing outdoors is when the wind blows, if you’re a drummer, because the cymbals move … it really is hard to play then.”
Perhaps Charlie can take comfort in knowing that the Rolling Stones are one of a very select amount of bands who have been performing for more than 50 years. Playing Glastonbury just might earn the Stones a new fan or two. And if he doesn’t find any consolation in that, Charlie can always bask in the glory of being able to add another few million dollars to his coffer with the group’s upcoming North American tour.