He's supposed to be this ultra cool world-conquering superstar, right? And Noel Gallagher's sposed to be some irrelevant nobody who nobody gives a shit about?
I think the worst thing he could have done was acknowledge the critics. Not only did he do exactly that, he went HUGELY over the top to prove that he apparently DIDN'T CARE ONE TINY TINY BIT AT ALL about something Noel said as a slight little comment.
"Jay Z at Glasto? No chance."
Those few words were all Gallagher had to say on the matter. This erupted absolute mega discussion, loads and loads of hatred from every media organisation and band towards him and, more importantly, the entire festival was hinged upon this off-hand aside from some irrelevant old man who apparently, no-one cares about.
Everyone's united in booing and laughing and Noel-hating. Brilliant.
But if you were Noel Gallagher, you'd be laughing your face off. He's the only person in the music industry who could have caused such a stir. He wasn't even there for fuck's sake, but everything you read had some little comment "let's hope we don't break it" etc. and then the major headliner goes absolutely overboard with his response. Pathetic.
Noel's comment proved two things. Firstly, that he's not irrelevant. Secondly, that the most important person at this year's Glastonbury wasn't Jay Z. It was Noel Gallagher. And he wasn't even there.