24 August 2009 V Festival with Peter Doherty
Recovering after a busy weekend playing at the V festival in Chelmsford and Staffordshire with Peter. We drew a big crowd in the Union Tent and the gigs were exciting if a little 'scruffy'! As always, the sound on stage was all over the place as you don't get the chance to soundcheck, but I think we managed to play a a good set each night . Could have done without a certain Ms Winehouse falling about all over the stage at Chelmsford though. This is the kind of "circus' I've been trying to get Peter away from this year as it's a big fucking distraction but you can't chose his friends and certain other dodgy 'hanger-ons' can you?(unfortunately)!
On a more positive note, drummer Adam Ficzek had a baby boy at 6 am on Sunday morning. How he managed to concentrate at the gigs, God only knows! Many congratulations to him and his lady Tamsin!
See you later!