A crazy-dude free world

Vince and Howard from the Mighty Boosh

Ok, here’s the rub. You’ve bought tickets to see a show in London (a costa-del-armandleg jobby).  Three rows in front, a young geezer does impressions of the gorilla, Bolo, from the Mighty Boosh in a very loud voice every few minutes*.  The person next to him makes a show of saying “Shhhhhhhhh”, but this is more to appease the increasingly irritated people around them, than any expectation that he’ll watch the show quietly.

So, should they leave so that everyone else rest can watch the show in peace?

Or should the audience relax their expectations? Continue reading

The nutter on the bus

Several years ago I travelled by coach to see Rosie sing with her school (and hundreds of other schools) at the Royal Festival Hall in London.  We were dropped off a couple of hours before the concert started so I went for a walk round Covent Garden. Bizarrely, I bumped into someone who I’d gone on a random truck trip with across Africa ten years before (long story, inspired by watching Tracy Chapman, on the TV, singing at the Nelson Mandela birthday concert). Continue reading