Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Paris and Leuven

Hi folks...
just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the fun that was had in Paris and Leuven...the Wonky bus never fails eh? I was very surprised to have almost the entire audience at the Bataclan sing happy birthday to me (at the instigation of the Brits of course), and at the reception you all gave me when i came out later for the pics...never been hoisted on the shoulders of a crowd before...felt like Bobby Moore! Thanks to you all for making it a laugh and there's nowhere else i'd have rather been for my birthday but for an absent friend or two it was perfect...
The next day in Leuven was probably most memorable for the stage invasion at the end of the gig...some people never grow up...and more power to 'em...We've almost always turned a blind eye to the antics of the possessed, but when it interferes with what we do directly that's a different matter and the whole thing was marred, for me anyway, by the guy that grabbed my mikestand and smacked me in the teeth...i think the you tube footage shows it clearly, and he got a couple of good kicks for his trouble which i regret, but get too close and that's what you know who you are, and i do apologise, but believe me i'd do it again in a heartbeat...these teeth weren't cheap...Hope to see you all in Cornwall...keep smiling...


  1. Having watched the Youtube clip, I don't think the 'invader' deliberately grabbed the mike-stand, he was pushed in the back by the 'security' guy and it was more an instinctive action, rather than anything malicious

  2. Merci beaucoup pour ce concert à Paris, c'était exceptionnel !
    Thank you very much for this concert in Paris, it was amazing !

    A french fan

  3. Well said Baz, I have many times over the years graced the stage from Mk1 to present, been thrown out, chucked to the back if I was lucky, even got lifted once (will I never learn!)But never once was a beat missed because of me..just danced about like an arsehole! not like a bull in a china shop..The Stranglers have never minded the stage hoppers I had plenty good banter wi JJB on stage but be cool about it...

  4. Baz - The guy who caught you was a Pissed and Stoned Manc who I met briefly before the gig . At that stage he could hardly walk or talk and also did not have a ticket . Was not one of the very orderly and properly behaved members of Wonky Bus 2 .... Thanks for contributing to a great couple of days BTW

  5. I think he was pleased with your kicks.
    It was a surprising present from you!
    He must recorded YouTube,and enjoy watching it.

  6. It looked rediculous all those slobs fallin about the stage..all gettin too old for it! not as nimble footed as we were 25 years ago ha ha..good on ye Baz

  7. where are u dear Baz?


  8. Evert Bervoets, HollandApril 14, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    I was close to the shovel incident. I believe that it was an instinctive reaction of Bazz. The excuses of Bazz are therefore, in my view, unnecessary.

  9. Give the twat a shoeing!
    Get on the stage with The Stranglers and you'll have to take the consequences.

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  11. Baz is a good northern lad and knows it's typical of those Man. Utd fans south of Watford to blame so-called Mancs for everything. The fella on stage is a top bloke, but it's amazing what that Belgian cherry beer can do to you!

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  14. Bazz
    I come to see stranglers playing and pay for it
    I was there also close from stage but didn't come on stage, it's respect for your job ...
    If i really wan't come "close" then i try to have a drink whit the band back stage !!!
    Maybe one of these day's ?
    Take care