musicians post-gig hunger used for media exploitation
June 17, 2012. No comments.
Yesterday I had a surprisingly fun gig in a damp Devon field. The audience consisted mainly of rain-soaked, worn-out, craft-appreciating parents and their face-painted, ice-cream-eating children. And the set list began to develop such a close correlation with the weather that I started to wonder which one was taking the cue from the other. There were about 4 minutes of pure optimism when the sun broke through the clouds. Perhaps I need to write more of those….
Anyway, afterwards I was packing up my gear and loading the car (which had got splattered in mud from a skidding incident on arrival) and I was feeling more than a little bedraggled when a kind voice said “Do you want some freshly-made pizza?”
Not one to look a gift-horse in the mouth – or indeed turn down some post-gig sustenance – I muttered something about singing making me hungry and hurried into the marquee with gratitude.
Before I knew it I was surrounded by TV cameras and chatting to Lynda Bellingham.
Then I signed all my rights away. But it was worth it for the anchovy and garlic slices of heaven.
So sometime in September on ITV look out for a soggy-looking woman stuffing her face as politely as possible, whilst the cameras hone in on the cute face-painted child who exclaims “It’s delicious!!”