Oobah Butler

Interviews

Why Has Fatboy Slim Invited Me To His House To Eat Paper?

He’s been DJing for more than two decades, so we talked about a lot besides that.
Oobah Butler
8.15.17
Glastonbury 2017

From Glamping to Blocked Coke Shits: How the Other Half Lives at Glastonbury

What is the version of the elite? And who is pushed to the margins of festival society? I went on a mission to find out.
Oobah Butler
6.30.17
Glastonbury 2017

Radiohead Fans Are Unbearable But Quite Hard to Fool

I learned this the hard way via a "rumored" secret Glastonbury set.
Oobah Butler
6.23.17
Deep Ass Questions

Becoming Jamiroquai...

The Space Cowboy makes no sense, so I decided the best way to understand him would be to complete the impossible: become him.
Oobah Butler
3.15.17
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From Charity Shops to Garbage Dumps: How One Guy Made a Career Out of Hunting Old Vinyl

Vinyl is once again a multi-million pound industry, but what's it like for the independent record dealers at the bottom of the food chain? We spent a working day with one old geezer who knows.
Oobah Butler
1.12.17
Interviews

Newcastle... Why Have You Given Us a Nirvana Tribute Band Fronted by an Elvis Impersonator?

Four Geordies came up with the idea for a laugh. Now they're selling out venues up and down the country. We spoke to them about how and why.
Oobah Butler
10.21.16
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked Some Landlords to Review Giggs' New Album 'Landlord'

Do the landlords of South London relate to the savage bars of Giggs' new record 'Landlord'?
Oobah Butler
8.9.16
festivals 2016

Where Are You Michael Eavis? Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

Like the Bigfoot hunters in Texas, I decided to dedicate an unhealthy proportion of my time at Glastonbury to seeking out the rare, mythical creature that is... the lesser spotted Michael Eavis.
Oobah Butler
6.30.16
festivals 2016

A 24-Hour Portrait of a Man at Glastonbury

We followed the same guy around the festival with a camera for 24 hours to document his search for hedonistic enlightenment. Here's what happened...
Ryan Bassil
Oobah Butler
6.28.16
festivals 2016

We Asked Everyone At Glastonbury How It Felt Waking Up To Brexit

For a festival that prides itself on being rooted in hippie culture, the answers I found weren't particularly unanimous.
Oobah Butler
6.25.16
festivals 2016

We Conducted an EU Referendum at Glastonbury’s Stone Circle at 2AM

I took a credible candidate from each side, some ballot papers, and a box to determine if Glastonbury is the left wing paradise we all think it is.
Oobah Butler
6.23.16
Deep Ass Questions

Woah, You Guys are So Cool! But What is "Being Cool" in 2016?

I went to Field Day, the coolest festival of all the music festivals, to try to understand what it means to be cool in a post-hipster, post-ironic reality.
Oobah Butler
6.15.16
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