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Over the weekend, Amy Winehouse performed to 75,000 people in Glastonbury. It was not without incident. In the middle of her set, in which she spent most of her time wobbling around like a 90-year-old geriatric, a fan threw a hat hitting her beehive which caused Amy to go over and elbow one James Gostelow in the forehead (he didn’t throw the hat) and punch other members of the audience. (Festival organizer, Michael Eavis says someone grabbed her breasts.) James explains:
“I saw a hat being thrown from behind me and it hit Amy’s beehive. She looked down, saw me looking up, and her elbow went for me.
“She caught my forehead, then someone may have shouted something from the back, which is when she went in again.”
James, like a battered wife, defended Amy saying she probably wasn’t aiming specifically for him and downplays the incident.
He added that while he was “disappointed”, he had no intention of making a complaint to police.
“At the end of the day it is all part of being at the front and being pushed by thousands of people. It is all part of the Glastonbury experience,” he said.
“I’m just pleased I got to see her. She did a great act.
“Not everyone can say they have been hit by Amy Winehouse. I just want to shake the person who threw the hat.”
Apparently, if you want the full concert experience, you should have the singer punch you in the face. If you want the ultimate experience, you should have them kick you in the mouth. And if they openly ridicule you on stage? Dude, I would be so jealous.
Here’s Amy at Nelson Mandela’s party.