Originally Posted by bethelblues
Unless Mick wanted to throw off fans...which I hope was the case.
This is a huge bummer. If they're not doing it, then they don't get the huge impact they could have, especially with young people, getting their music out there, music legacy. Mick himself should realize the enormous financial benefits, which he usually likes to take advantage of. I wonder who in the band in particular might have been against playing the festival. Didn't they just perform at a festival down south last year and Stevie got a bug in her mouth? So it's not like they didn't have that experience. Maybe they weren't asked?
I don't think he was trying to throw off fans. I was there in Boston when he answered this question. He said they would not do Glastonbury while they were in the middle of a tour. He was very genuine about it.
"It was, because we demanded it from the very beginning. You can't be a wimp, and then one or two years later decide not to be a wimp anymore. Because people will always treat you like a wimp, once they have decided that's what you are. So you can never be that. You have to be strong, tough, smart, and know who you are. So, people will get that. Then, they're always going to be great to you. Then, they listen to you; they listen to your songs. They give you a chance. Otherwise, you get nowhere."