Glastonbury security guard wins chance to hang with The Charlatans after viral video

5 Jul, 2019

Glastonbury security guard wins chance to hang with The Charlatans after viral video

A Glastonbury security guard who found himself going viral when he was filmed singing along to The Charlatans has been invited as a VIP guest to one of their gigs. Talk about being at the right place at the right time.

Kevin Cox has bounced back from a difficult week after his own impromptu Glastonbury performance went viral.

Just days after being made redundant from his full-time job, festival security guard Kevin Cox, from Andover, was filmed at Glastonbury singing along to The Charlatans during their Friday night slot on the Other Stage.

He was on duty during the band’s set when he was filmed by music-lover Alison Dawkins singing along to their hit One To Another. After viewing the Twitter video, which was shared thousands of times on social media, the band’s frontman Tim Burgess went on a mission to find him.

He said: ‘Any chance we could find out who this guy is? We’d like to invite him to a gig where he can watch rather than work.’ And just like that the good people of Twitter did not let the singer down and sent the security guard’s contact details via one of Mr Cox’s work colleagues. And now the mega Charlatans fan is going to get the chance to go backstage with the band at an upcoming gig.

‘I saw the clip and guessed that the person must be a fan of the band as he knew the words – even I forget them sometimes’ Tim told the Press Association. ‘But his job was to face the other way to ensure the safety of the crowd. ‘It was a real feel good story so it really connected with people.’

‘What can he expect? A couple of access all areas passes for him and his wife and we’ll even sort him a rider if he tells us what they drink. ‘We’re looking forward to meeting him.’ On Sunday.

Tim shared a text message from Mr Cox saying: ‘I’m having a right laugh here. ‘People are starting to recognise me, just did some seflies, so funny!!

Source – The Metro

 

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