Wednesday, 2 November 2016
John Carpenter - An Old Man Chewing Gum
Yesterday I spent eighty minutes watching an old man chew gum. But before you feel too sorry for me, I'll say that the old man was John Carpenter, and I was on the front row in the middle, nine feet from him, at his final concert in London. John Carpenter and his films and music have given me so much pleasure across so many decades that I could forgive him anything. He could have walked on stage, waved once and walked off, and that would still have been a good night. It isn't every day you get to see a real artist in the flesh. It was a very good night indeed, but maybe next time, if there is a next time, he'll forget the bubblegum and just kick ass.