Damon Gough cuts short his shambolic Manchester show...
BADLY DRAWN BOY DAMON GOUGH was bottled offstage during his NEW YEAR’S EVE performance in MANCHESTER CASTLEFIELD ARENA.
The Mercury Prize winner was five songs into his set, which was scheduled to last an hour, when a few of the bottles thrown by the audience hit their target during ‘The Shining’ and he left the stage.
During the shambolic performance, Gough appeared to be drunk and in rambling mode, slagging off Finley Quaye and pretending to call him on his mobile, and threatened to twat everyone in the audience.
At one point he dedicated a song to “everyone out there who’s done ecstasy… you fucking sad wankers.” Speaking to NME.COM after the gig, Gough said that he thought it was “a pretty good gig” despite the barrage of bottles and shrugged off the incident: “It just fucked me off. But it’s New Year, everyone’s got an agenda and an attitude. You still get bottled in Chorley town centre – it’s no different to anywhere else.”
The open-air gig, which was attended by significantly less than the 10,000 hoped for, many being put off by the cold and wet weather, also featured Doves, Alpinestars, Andy Votel and a DJ set by 808 State.