Bestival Q&A: Cage the Elephant

They are such nice guys that they will happily throw themselves down in the mud for people to walk on top of them so they won't get dirty

What can we expect from your show?
"It'll be good. I imagine there'll be a lot of mud, a lot of crazy people. All the right ingredients for a good time. I guess I could dive, there's enough mud to catch me. What would be even cooler would be if I swam underneath the mud, and popped up in the crowd somewhere. Maybe with a snorkel."

How does Bestival differ from the others?
"There's lots of people dressed up as sea creatures here, that's one thing that's different. The people seem to be in really good spirits even though its been raining the whole time."

What have you come dressed as?
"I came dressed as a shellfish. A very conservative shellfish, that wants to be a man."

Best costume you've seen?
"That guy over there wearing his underwear. I think he's stuffed potato in his pants."

What's the weirdest thing you've seen?
"The guy in the underwear with the potato stuffed in his pants."

What's the weirdest thing you've eaten?

"I tasted a burger, it wasn't very weird, but it was tasty. Nothing weird-tasting thus far, but I will be optimistic that I will."

What's your technique for surviving the mud?

"If someone falls down I just walk over the top of them, that stops me getting muddy. Actually, no I'll throw myself into the mud so people can walk on top of me because I'm a good guy like that."'

Bestival or Worstival?

"Bestival. It seems like the right thing to say."

Daniel Martin

The GuardianTramp

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