Six months after headlining Glastonbury, Lana Del Rey reflected on getting her set cut short due to curfew.
Del Rey, 38, just admitted how she really felt about that night speaking with The Sunday Times. At the time, the singer as in the middle of performing popular breakout song “Video Games” on June 24 when the clock struck midnight. The festival organizers then cut the power to her microphone before turning off the stage’s screens.
“I’ve heard of curfews before,” she told the Times in an interview published on Saturday, December 2. “But I didn’t know they actually turned the lights off!”
After the event organizers cut the performance, Del Rey tried to continue the performance, but security escorted her from the stage.
“I didn’t feel great about it,” Del Rey said in the new interview, adding, “I was a little confused because I don’t think I was ever in a position where somebody said, ‘If you do not finish by this time, everything will go out.’ I was only 15 minutes late.”
Del Rey’s t began 30 minutes after initially scheduled, and the singer admitted the delay was due to her hair taking longer to get ready than normal.
She defended her decision to prioritize her appearance for her performances. “I get dressed up for my shows while some folks don’t,” she said on Saturday. “For some reason, that was a problem.”
“I had books thrown at me in San Francisco by liberal female groups,” she added. “I’ve been punched in the face in Brooklyn. Ten years ago, mentally, I badly needed some beauty to come out of the chaos. For something to make sense.”
Del Rey returned to England weeks after the incident to play the final night of BST Hyde Park concert series on July 9.
According to NME, Del Rey spoke about the incident after performing “Candy Necklace,” telling the crowd, “I think this is where I got cut off last time. Sorry about that.”
When she performed “Video Games” to close the night, she said, “It’s worth it even if you get the power cut. It’s worth it.” NME also noted that Del Rey arrived 20 minutes late to the BST Hyde Park performance. Despite the delay, she still finished the set before the 10:30 p.m. curfew.
As of late, the singer wrapped up her ninth studio album, Did You Know That There’s a tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. back in March. The LP earned Del Rey five Grammy nominations including Album of the Year, Song of the Year (“A&W”), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Candy Necklace” with Jon Batiste) and Best Alternative Music Performance (“A&W”).