Sunday, 9 August 2009
The evil oysters
I’m opening this blog talking about oysters. Yes, that ones who sent Coxon to the hospital due to poisoning and nearly spoiled Blur’s last show of their summer tour. They were to play at T in the Park festival in Glasgow, on Sunday 12th of july.
Fortunately it was just a scare. Like a super hero, our guitarist left hospital a few hours before the show and in spite of cancellation rumours, he managed to go on stage. I still can’t understand how a person who have just suffered from a heavy stomachache caused by food poisoning is capable to bear a two-hour show without losing heart.
It is not clear whether it was an excess or it was that oysters were in a bad state. The more we know is what he typed on his Twitter: oysters and mackeral at the fishers, lieth. super place!! And then the complainings: oh god that wasn't nice. No it wasn’t nice at all… I’m sure he will never ever taste oysters again. Meanwhile, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree (then I discovered he also has got a Twitter) declared: On the way to the last gig of the tour - and it nearly didn't happen. Yes, but don’t worry Dave! Graham is a super-man.
The funniest thing has been the good sense of humour that you could feel in his official web’s forum, from many fans there. They set the following as a subtitle in it:
Oyster free zone
I think I can figure out Graham’s face when seeing that, if he dares to enter his forum from time to time to check out what’s going on. Fantastic :P
Be careful with seafood!