I don’t think I’ve been told off for a long time but I kind of got chastised by Billy Bragg in Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday night. I was slightly drunk and stoned, watching King Creosote as part of the Long Division festival and I was stood, admittedly, in a place that was really for passing through and no doubt in the way.
Suddenly Billy Bragg (who was next up) was in front of me saying “That ain’t gonna work mate”. “No, I guess it isn’t” I replied as he walked past me.
It was a strange experience…even though I’m no longer an actual fan, I’ve still got a soft spot for him and if I could have chosen an interaction with the Bard of Barking it definitely wouldn’t have been him telling me I was stood in the way like a dick.
However, I managed to put my discomfort behind me when I saw his backdrop logo.
Fuck me, that’s rough.