I watched the V Festival coverage on the TV last night and realised that (aged 38) I have finally lost my last vestige of knowing what "the kids" are into. It would appear that what's huge now is big band-type stuff with some solo artist out front and a diligent band in the background... Bruno Mars, Aloe Blacc, Olly Murs, Jessie J. This genuinely came as a surprise to me.
OK, there's other music out there and indeed there are other stages at the festival. But this was the stuff with the crowds of tens of thousands that knew every word. Personally I found it quite odd. I thought kids were into rebelling against the previous generation, but this was all stuff you could happily tap a foot to with your parents.
All this said, I'm going to Reading Festival next week and that's a somewhat different affair. But apart from Glastonbury, V is about the only one that still has an instant sale day sellout, so I'm unscientifically assuming that this is the current big deal. I went to V a few times between 1996 and 2006 too, so I know things have changed - they always had quite a lot of "safe" acts but never this many...
Am I talking bollocks? Answers of more than one word please. :)