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Political icon Lord Buckethead made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury

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Lord Buckethead may not be a household name here in the United States, but that’s only because our political system isn’t quite as crazy as whatever they’ve got going in the United Kingdom. As we learned earlier this month, Lord Buckethead is an absurdist fixture in British politics who tends to mysteriously pop up when a Conservative Prime Minister runs for reelection. He’s basically a spoiler candidate who just exists to garner protest votes, and in the most recent election (in which he received 152 votes), his platform was based on providing free bicycles to people, fighting obesity, and preventing bicycle theft.

Lord Buckethead didn’t just return to whatever galaxy he comes from this time, though, he actually stuck around on our planet for a few weeks so he could introduce English music duo Sleaford Mods at Glastonbury on Friday. According to Metro, Lord Buckethead first confirmed to the crowd that he’s not actually Lorde, “the New Zealand songstress,” and then he set up Sleaford Mods as a “fantastic act from planet Earth” that is “unassailable, irreplaceable, and unfathomable.”


However, as thrilling as it must’ve been to see England’s most inspiring politician, Lord Buckethead wasn’t the only famous person at Glastonbury. We’ve already heard from Johnny Depp and Bradley Cooper, and the BBC has photos of Cara Delevingne, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie hanging out and presumably getting special treatment because they’re famous. Of course, they didn’t receive 152 votes in the recent general election, so maybe Lord Buckethead really was the biggest star there.

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