Roy Gurvitz, a troubled, fascinating and infamous central character. He roped in many friends and together, they founded Lost Vagueness in the late 90s. His ability to reinvent and subvert, were key to twisting genres and bringing offbeat humour to the unsuspecting Glastonbury punters. He came from a comfortable Jewish family, with a glamorous mother but a heavy handed father, so by the 1980’s he ran away and joined the growing New Age Traveller community.
Michael Eavis founded Glastonbury Festival in 1970. He has always prided himself on a non-conformist approach which created the unique atmosphere at the festival. But, in the mid 1990’s, the festival was not the sell-out sensation that it is today, he was faced with hordes of angry dropout travellers from Thatcher’s Britain and they were running wild. Very comfortable with risk-taking, Michael championed Roy, who was a difficult, but hugely persuasive wildcard. Their friendship was the foundation for Lost Vagueness, as Michael gave Roy free reign to build his elaborate show.
Lelia Jones was friends with and worked alongside Roy, as producer on Lost Vagueness for many years. Her quick wit and sharp insight makes her a truly loveable person in the film. In many ways she is the voice of reason, whilst still being able to engage and harbour all the pace and creativity she was in the middle of. She left Lost Vagueness and became Circus Producer at the Roundhouse (in Camden) and featured in the emerging category of The Independent Newspaper’s Top 100 most influential people in the creative industries..