Live review, Amy WInehouse on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2008
Glastonbury has played host to some of the biggest and best names in comedy this weekend – many of whom we at suchsmallportions.com have had the pleasure of reviewing for you – but the biggest laughs of the festival may well have come from an unexpected source.
“Troubled singer Amy Winehouse” (as we are all contractually obliged to call her) was second billing on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night, and – while her fiery-and-smoky-by-turns voice was on fine fettle – it was the between-songs banter, if such it can be called, that caught the attention.
Rumours had been flying that Winehouse would be unable to attend due to health concerns – but it was her sobriety that was seriously at question, as she stumbled on stage with her trademark beehive swaying precariously.
After slurring her way through a few segues, she decided the time was right to mention Blake Fielder-Civil, currently incarcerated – but, she said, expecting to be released in two weeks.
Amusingly, someone in the crowd booed, and Winehouse, eyes flashing, turned on them – “who said that?” she snapped, “I’ll find you”, apparently building up to a death threat, “and take your phone and phone your mum and tell her about your manners. They cost nothing, you know”.
Back to Fielder-Civil, she professed her love. “I’ve never fallen in love with a white man”, she said, “but this one hit me over the head with a cricket bat. That’s correct.”
Apparently thinking that her husband’s jailors might not look upon this with kindness, she hastily added “not literally”.
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