The stuff of legend...
A mural has appeared in Southend-On-Sea depicting Pete Doherty‘s recent completion of a big a breakfast challenge. Check it out below.
Photos of The Libertines‘ man were spread across social media last week after his triumph over the breakfast challenge at Cliftonville’s Dalby Cafe in Margate – finishing a giant meal of four rashers of bacon, four eggs, four sausages, hash browns, onion rings, bubble and squeak, two slices of thick bread, and a quarter-pounder burger and chips in under 20 minutes.
The challenge had previously only been completed by “five or six people”.
Now, the cafe have shared an image of a mural created of Doherty and his breakfast, spotted in Southend-On-Sea.
“He had actually come in [a few days before],” cafe owner Mark Ezekiel told NME. “He didn’t have his card with him, and was like, ‘Oh, can I do it now?’ He didn’t, because he didn’t have the money, so he came back just randomly on Tuesday. He bowled in with his dog – well, he couldn’t come inside with his dog, so he sat outside.
“We’ve had a lot of people come in and not even make dents in it, compared to what he did. That photo where he’s looking a bit ropey, that’s actually only about six or seven minutes in – he’d eaten that much in six of seven minutes, basically! I think that’s probably why… well, he’s obviously famous for what he does, but I think that’s part of why he looked a bit rough in that first photo.”
The Libertines are currently in the process of setting up a hotel and recording studio in Margate called the Albion Rooms.
They’ve been getting involved in the local community since beginning work on the new digs, and were recently revealed as this season’s sponsors for Margate F.C. They will also curate a day, dubbed Sharabang, at Broadstairs festival Wheels & Fins in September.
Their appearance at Wheels & Fins will be their last live performance for “the foreseeable future”. “Peter, Gary, John and myself think it’s about time we took a break from playing live until we have something new for everyone to hear,” Carl Barat explained.
“The ‘Albion Rooms’ studio is finished, it’s beautiful and we want to concentrate all our efforts writing and recording the new album. This will make this last show very special indeed as it should bring this Libertines chapter to a close with a SharaBANG.”