Understandable, really, what with funerals, elections and everything else. Still, I am a bit concerned about, well, my lack of concern. It was the Shetland Folk Festival this past weekend, and I forgot about it. I can tell you, come to think of it, some of the names involved: Crooked Still, Sharon Shannon, Mary Black, Four men and a Couple of Hundred Fiddles. Doubtless a juggler or two. Why do folk festivals always have jugglers? Oh, and a truly colossal amount of drink.
Maybe it was good. Maybe some of it was good, and some of it wasn't. Whatever, a large number of people will have had a good time. So that's....good.
I was going to say I can't get excited about gigs any more, but as I've just paid scalpers' prices on eBay for two T in the Park tickets, that would be nonsense. For The Killers and The Hold Steady (not to mention My Chemical Romance for Ms Morton) I think it will have been worth it. If I remember to go.