Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Redfern, Rat, and an Invisible Pint

Without doubt, one of the highlights of each year is traveling back to the UK to hang out at the annual Weird Weekend gig organized by the good folk of the Center for Fortean Zoology.

And highlights of the 2009 weekend for me were (finally!) getting to meet Neil Arnold in person, and seeing my old mates Jon Downes, Richard Freeman, Graham Inglis, Mark North, and Andy Roberts again.

However, the absolute highlight was getting to hang-out with Punk-Rock God, Rat Scabies, drummer from the legendary band The Damned, who entertained the audience with a lecture about his research into (and his book on) the mystery of Rennes Le Chateau.

In the picture above, I seem to be holding an invisible pint of beer, while Rat (in white t-shirt and black-coat) and everyone else looks on, slightly mystified and/or utterly bored. Well, I was jet-lagged, it had been a long day, and far more than a few pints of Tennents Super had been consumed...

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