For some reason, before the gig I was scanning James’ wikipedia page and much to my abject horror, ‘Sit Down’ was first released in 1989. This made me feel old. I should not have worried. Never fully rewarded with the success they deserved – Chesney Hawkes denied them the No1 chart spot for Sit Down – I always forget just how many great songs they have, and how much they still enjoy performing them. The band as whole might not be the most memorable bunch of rock stars, but in Tim Booth James have a frontman who somehow manages to seem elated performing songs now decades old, and having performed them god only knows how often – and can still perform them as well as ever. If you’ve never seen them, do.
And it seems my freakish run of being happy with my photos continues. Which is nice.