PLUS CA CHANGE…
Son No 1 has just taken his son and three friends to see Morrissey. Over thirty years ago I drove him and three friends to see James Brown at the Rainbow Theatre. Quite a frightening experience as the car was old and the lights weren’t working properly. I had no idea where to park but saw a police van drive up and a jeans clad man jump out of it.
‘Excuse me officer, could you tell me where to park please?’ He glared at me and I realised that I was blowing his cover. I whispered ‘Sorry!’ and he quickly told me where to park the car. It was an interesting evening. James Brown and I were the oldest people there and in spite of the startled looks from the other boys I found
myself on my feet, waving my arms in the air to ‘I’m a Sex Machine’
I just hope son No 1’s lights are better than mine were.
Grandson’s verdict - enjoyed the show but said a lot of the fans were pretentious, bald headed men jumping up and down and annoying everybody!
Not like Grandma then!