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    Festival Guide: The Dead Weather

    Festivals are hard for me. I think the daytime is ugly. I don't want to look out and see a rainbow of sunburns. It's not very rock'n'roll. The whole time I was growing up in Florida I was waiting to be old enough to move to London and never have to think about the sun. Whenever we play festivals, we end up having a good show and the crowds have a good time, but I'm not an outdoors person. One of my favorite shows ever was watching Jay-Z at Glastonbury [in 2008], so I do think it's possible to be great in that setting, but it's hard to get into a prime state for performing. I can never gauge the audience. People are getting something out of these things that I just don't get. Back in my early 20s, it was incredibly exciting to hang around the festivals after I played -- I felt like I knew everyone in every band. Then a few years went by, and I didn't recognize anyone anymore.

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