We were super excited because our favourite band Jonny and the Baptists was going to be there. Those who read my blog know how much I love this band. They are the funniest thing since Toad and his Motor Car (poop! poop!) and I when I am playing their CDs and dancing around the kitchen or listening to my i-Pod trying not to dance in public I like to pretend that I am a singer with the band. I haven’t pretended to actually *be* the singer like that since I was a child and used to sit in front of the mirror lip synching to Dusty Springfield. Seriously.
It was amazing. They were lovely, genuinely lovely people. I am even prouder to support them now. I was so afraid it would be like when I met my favourite playwright Edward Albee at Theatrefest and he was a *complete and utter dick.*
But it wasn’t. It ended on a better than good note. A great note.
So I say again--support this band! They are clever and witty and funny and talented and (now I know) kind.
Go to http://jonnyandthebaptists.co.uk/ and watch their videos, buy their CDs, see them live, listen to Radio 4‘s The Now Show on BBC i-player catch up (or whatever it is called) as they were on last Friday. Also if you do podcasts, be sure to check out Paddy and his friend Laurie on the Podshambles which as the name suggests is completely shambolic but loads of fun. Check them out here: http://podshambles.co.uk/
Thanks Spiderman for pushing me when I need to be pushed. Thanks Jonny and Paddy for a great night! See you soon!