I was full of despair when the Aussie tour was announced knowing that the tour started mere days after I leave Sydney not knowing if a Euro/UK tour was possible. But I am on the floor in a pool of poisoned blood crying and shaking: I snagged M&G for Newcastle and normal seats for Oxford.
you are terrible Muriel! For those who have read this whole thread (or is it the Battle Ships thread?) will know of my dalliance with Darren when I was in the throws of active addiction. It was at the Basement in Sydney just before the release of This DelicateThing, he was doing shows to test the water and it was very very intimate. I went to the toilet and this guy tapped me on the shoulder and was like "excuse me are you with the band?" And I was at the pissoir mid urination with my winky out. I replied "No, no I'm not" to which this obnoxious man said "well you shouldn't be using this toilet... This is for the BAND". Well, I swirled around and there was Mr Hayes himself. I was livid once I realised who it was and ripped into him reminding him that he was dropped and no longer on a major label and it was fans like myself that supported him and he should get a grip and be grateful anyone turned up and to be more humble - or something to that effect.. I'm still mortified but have made my peace with it. I lost my contract two years later so karma I guess. Perhaps I can make my amends in Newcastle. Scream!