June 30, 2008 14:53
Amy Winehouse Glastonbury 'punch victim' speaks
Fan was filming Winehouse just before he was 'hit'
The fan who was allegedly punched by Amy Winehouse at Glastonbury on Saturday night (June 28) has spoken out about the experience.
James Gostelow, a 25 year-old Londoner, told BBC News that the incident was the result of mistaken identity, as someone in the crowd behind him threw a hat at the singer.
Gostelow claimed that Winehouse was reacting to the hat being thrown, and believed it was he who had thrown it at her. He said he was not bitter about the incident, saying it was part of the of the festival experience.
"I saw a hat being thrown from behind me and it hit Amy's beehive," he said. "She looked down, saw me looking up, and her elbow went for me.
"She caught my forehead, then someone may have shouted something from the back, which is when she went in again.
"At the end of the day it is all part of being at the front and being pushed by thousands of people. It is all part of the Glastonbury experience. I'm just pleased I got to see her. She did a great act.
"Not everyone can say they have been hit by Amy Winehouse. I just want to shake the person who threw the hat."
Gostelow's footage of the Amy Winehouse 'attack' is available to watch at BBC News.
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