Everyone in there was either a prostitute or a pickpocket or in some cases both!!
So . . . Rio? Fuck me! What an unbelievable night. A truly special gig. Not because of anything I did I hasten to add - I played AND sang like shit!! But them kids man!?!? it was just a privilege to have been there never mind on the stage AND I got in for free(I know the bass player innit?)!!!!!!
The green and gold balloons were out in force, More weird and wonderful banners (there was even a "Noel or die" one . . . which was nice!. Tthose kids were singing the guitar solos and lost Oasis classics in-between the songs . . . they were even doing "the Poznan" at one point!! Now I'd like to think I've done a fair few momentous gigs down the years but that one goes straight into the top 10 . . . no question.
Stopped quite by chance at a random bar on the way back to the hotel and fuck me if we didn't have one of the funniest, bestest nights out in a long time. Not sure what the bar was called but it was on the Copacabana. A waiter in shades kept putting down these bowls of nuts and shouting "these Viagra!!" They were in fact just nuts. A comrade of mine who shall remain nameless but you can refer to as "truffles" was convinced that everyone in there was either a prostitute or a pickpocket or in some cases both!! Top, top night though. Didn't even feel too bad the next day either, which made it even better.