Open Post: Hosted By Lana Del Rey Showing Up Late To Her Glastonbury Set Because Her “Hair Takes So Long”
Lana Del Rey had to follow invigorating acts like Guns N’ Roses, Lizzo, and that wispy English baritone treasure, Rick Astley, at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24. And since Lana, the “Greatest Songwriter of the 21st Century” (hork!), makes music that’s essentially auditory Ambien, the fact that she was scheduled to begin her headlining set at 10:30 p.m. made total sense. But Lana showed up annoyingly late, apologized to the crowd for her hair taking longer than anticipated, and acknowledged that her set might get cut short. And she was correct; because her mic got cut off mid-song at her scheduled end time.
The Guardian (via Billboard) says Lana’s set began about a half hour late, kicked off by the worst excuse of the 21st century: her hair doin’ (too much) time.
The “Summertime Sadness” songstress, who was slated to perform at 10:30 p.m., according to the festival’s website, arrived about 30 minutes behind schedule, the Guardian reports. Del Rey blamed the tardiness on issues with her hair.
“I was so fucking late that I am about to rush this set to death,” she told the crowd. “If they cut power, I’m super f—ing sorry, my hair takes so long to do. Let’s keep on running the set as it’s supposed to go.”
Here’s her apology:
Lana Del Rey apologizes to the audience at Glastonbury for running late:
“If they cut power, they cut power. I’m super fucking sorry. My hair takes so long to do. I love you to death” pic.twitter.com/JDWS3yPQ3M
— Lana Del Rey Online (@LanaDReyOnline) June 25, 2023
They pulled the plug on her mic right in the middle of her song “Video Games,” though she remained on stage and led the audience in finishing it raw-dog before her scraggly bouffant was escorted to the exit.
Del Rey’s microphone was cut off at midnight while she was performing her 2012 track “Video Games,” forcing her to sing it a cappella alongside festival-goers. She then walked around the stage for a brief time before being gently escorted away by what appeared to be security and stagehands.
After her mic was cut due to going over time, Lana Del Rey coordinates singing ‘Video Games’ with the crowd at Glastonbury! pic.twitter.com/tGCXT6OhkY
— Lana Del Rey Online (@LanaDReyOnline) June 24, 2023
Lana Del Rey was escorted off stage by security at Glastonbury Festival due to her set being cut off after showing up late. pic.twitter.com/JnE4Q2iufT
— Pop Base (@PopBase) June 25, 2023
It’s called a “wig,” Lana, and Don’t Be Tardy‘s Kim Zolciak is even having a fire sale on them this summer. Look it up so you can avoid being tardy next time!
Pic: JENNIFER GRAYLOCK/INSTARimages.com