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Not quite like teen spirit

In little over ten years, British music festivals like Glastonbury have changed from squalid teenage rites of passage into fun-filled family breaks. And what is wrong with that?

By Nick Crowe   August 2009

Just move your belly a little bit to the left,” says artist Katie Sarra to her client, loading her brush with a thick dollop of pinkish paint. Her client is Baz, also known as Baz Lightning. On his 32nd birthday he was struck by lightning which melted the gold chain around his neck. A scar runs down his torso, tracing the path of the bolt as it leapt towards the metal key in his pocket, leaving his body wasted.

A specialist in abstract erotic art, Katie is painting Baz’s body, which now resides permanently in a wheelchair. Her curtained studio…

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