June 9, 2017
Was looking forward to this one for ages. My manager got an email a week before saying “hey, is it ok if we use pyrotechnics, CO2 canisters and set off fireworks in Youngrs set” … erm, yeah, cool!
So we decided to use this opportunity to film another one take vid of a new song ‘Ooh Lordy’, watch it here. So we brought our guy, Mikey (camera don), along to capture the magic.
We decide to do a practice run in the dressing room to make sure he was going to hit all the right spots during the song. We look like madmen.
On a sidenote… there was a rap crew on before me, and they refused to get off the stage and the promoter was too much of a wet fish to ask them to get off, so our sound guy (a crazy Italian guy) stormed on and got them the fuck off! (Lad!)
They then got so pissed off that they started rioting and fighting everyone around the festival, so during my set they nearly closed the whole festival down! At which point my tour manager lost his shit and told them no way (we HAD to film this one take video!) … there were a lot of shits lost that night! But anyway, filmed the song, fire went off, fireworks went off.. it was magical!