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Jeff Goldblum makes first trip to Glastonbury with Mildred Snitzer Orchestra and declares it 'the greatest festival anywhere' / Evening Standard

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Jeff Goldblum is so amped up after playing his Glastonbury set that he forgets to put his seat-belt on. He's glad when I remind him. We're in the back seat of a Land Rover barreling through the fields to get to a record signing on the other side of the Worthy Farm festival site on time. This is Goldblum's first trip to Glastonbury, and he has fallen for its spirit, declaring it "the greatest festival anywhere - when the crowd cheered it was stirring". Goldblum excels at hyperbole and he is a spirited conversationalist, exclaiming, touching my arm and spontaneously bursting into song.

He and his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, played a jaunty set at the West Holts stage. Arriving 15 minutes early, Goldblum turned the sound check into a comedy routine complete with animal impressions (he makes a convincing elephant). Audience participation was encouraged, with a charismatic Goldblum instigating a movie quiz and telling the crowd about chromatic scales. He was like a maverick teacher, a wiry six foot four tall figure leaping around in zebra-print drainpipe trousers and a psychedelic floral shirt that Prada made especially for him, "nice, huh?" he says. 

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