Even lost in the crowd, you can easily recognized Big Jeff from his blonde fuzzy hair and tall stature, always in front of a stage, eyes shut while clapping his hands. He lived in Bristol since 2002 but before that, he was in a village with his parents without the opportunity to get in touch with live music and it’s kind of funny that his first gig was a boy-band. Suffering from Asperger's, dyspraxia, and sporadicbouts of depression, music and festivals were a release valve for Jeff, as well as a way of making friends and talking to strangers about a common passion. "It took me absolutely ages to actually talk, because I'd be so nervous about approaching people," he explains. "Now it's become a really addictive need, really. And that's basically how I've started to make friends, meeting people and especially musicians”.
Social networks play their role in making the guy a kind of legend. There's now a Big Jeff appreciation society on Facebook with nearly 2,000 members, and you'll also find stencils of his face sprayed on walls around the city and wearable as printed T-shirts. Some young punters have even started mimicking his singular style of dancing.