You read that right, apparently the Scottish superstar DJ and producer, Calvin Harris has had some pretty terrible experiences in festival toilets.
The story was first reported by DJ MAG after an interview with Madness’ lead guy Graham Suggs McPherson. In the interview he revealed that at Bestival a few years back a member of his band had locked Calvin in a porta potty after finding out his daughter was refused an autograph. Here’s was McPherson had to say about it:
“Calvin refused to sign an autograph for our sax player Lee’s daughter, so he put a scaffolding pole against the toilet,” he said. “I would never condone that sort of behaviour, I think it’s really out of order.” Apparently so was the toilet …
This wasn’t the only time something like this had happened. At Yorkshire’s Bingley Festival in 2009, Reverend & The Makers‘ frontman Jon McClure and Calvin had some beef and let’s just say Calvin got the sh*t end of the stick. Here’s what he had to say about it:
“I played Bingley Festival and Calvin Harris was playing before Calvin Harris morphed into a cheesy David Guetta-esque wanker,” he recalled.
“We’ve played and Calvin’s on after and we’ve had a bit of beef, me and Calvin. So I’m on stage and I’ve said something about Calvin and he’s seen me backstage and he’s looking at me and and I’ve looked at him”.
He’d go on to say….
“A few security guards have started laughing about me and Calvin’s beef and I’ve egged these security guards on – saying ‘yeah he’s a right wanker isn’t he’. He’s gone for a shit in this portaloo and I’ve left, it had nothing to do with me on my mother’s life, and the same security guards, while he was having a tom tit in the portaloo tipped him upside down.
“It were like Dave Benson Phillips with shit. It were awful.”
You can’t help but to feel bad for the guy, but at the same time maybe it’s time for Calvin to start using backstage bathrooms instead of random porta potty’s.