Lost in Vagueness

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  • The Sunday Times Jun 3, 2018

    In a summer without Glastonbury, a little of the event’s flavour is on offer in Sofia Olins’s documentary about Lost Vagueness, the after-hours zone of freaky cabaret acts and fancy-dress debauchery that helped to rejuvenate the festival in the Noughties. Focusing on Roy Gurvitz, the project’s creator, it’s a film with a slightly esoteric story to tell, but it tells it well, helped by a good supply of footage. The overall arc is that of an idealistic hippie dream coming undone.

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  • The Guardian Jun 1, 2018

    Lost in Vagueness review – high times in a fond memoir of Glasto legends

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  • The Times Jun 1, 2018

    A fire-breathing robot horse, onstage enemas, Fatboy Slim dressed as a bumblebee, a pop-up chapel in which Kate Moss and Pete Doherty got “married”, a trapeze artist removing a string of pearls from an intimate place. Nothing has been quite the same since the rise of Lost Vagueness, the festival within a festival at Glastonbury. Without its apocalyptic abandon in the Nineties, a tired Glastonbury “would probably have died”, says one observer in Sofia Olins’s engrossing documentary.

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  • BN1 Magazine May 31, 2018


    Fatboy Slim talks Lost Vagueness

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  • GQ May 30, 2018

    Glastonbury-goers of a certain generation may have at least some recollection – no doubt extremely fuzzy – of Lost Vagueness, an anarchic field of colourful psychedelic batshit insanity that most people stumbled into accidentally long after midnight and already suitably confused. Sofia Olins’ documentary about the legendary party area’s seven-year stint and its founder Roy Gurvitz is perhaps something only for Glasto veterans, but could well stir a few long-lost narcotic-induced memories. Who knows, perhaps you’ll recognise yourself alongside Kate Moss and Pete Doherty getting married at Vagueness’ very own Chapel of Love.

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  • The Upcoming May 29, 2018

    "It hurls us headfirst into the unhinged, wacky and downright absurd world of a man who simply wanted to give festival-goers a good time into the early hours."

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  • Islington Tribune May 17, 2018

    Lost in Vagueness: revels with a cause

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  • Total Film May 4, 2018

    On-stage enemas and off-stage chaos explosively merge in Sofia Olins’ docu-study of the rise/demise of Glastonbury’s “naughty corner”, Lost Vagueness. Olins traces its impact back to the Travellers and Roy Gurvitz, the volatile persona driving the “runaway train”. The mix of subversive spectacle and turbulent character study frames a portrait of a cultural game-changer: if the narrative gets choppy, what else could it be?

  • i News May 7, 2018

    How to survive a summer without Glastonbury

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  • The Observer Apr 29, 2018


    Leaving Lost Vagueness: how Glastonbury left bohemia behind

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  • Camden New Journal Apr 19, 2018

    Festival puts music films in the spotlight

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  • NME Mar 28, 2018

    New film tells the story of Glastonbury’s Lost Vagueness


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  • The Guardian Jun 23, 2017

    Lost in Vagueness at Glastonbury 2017

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