The film of Roy Gurvitz, who invented the Lost Vagueness area at Glastonbury and who, as Michael Eavis says, reinvigorated the festival. It’s a story of the dark, self-destructive side of creative talent and the personal trauma behind it. Anti-hero, Roy, and Glastonbury founder, Michael, became friends in the early 1990s.
Through their story, we retrace Britain’s sub-culture history, to see how a band of troublesome new age travellers came together to create Lost Vagueness. It was a place of opulence and decadence, and reminiscent of a permissive 1920s Berlin, but all in a muddy field.
As an anarchic, punk traveller, Roy scoured Europe searching for a community where he could escape his oppressive upbringing. But Glastonbury brought him back each year, to work as one of the regular site crew. Back then, he had no idea that the ironic faux casino, he’d begun as a joke for the other site crew, would turn into the very event that would revive the festival from cultural bankruptcy, and, set the dominant cultural style of the noughties.