Well it was a great set played by Alain Whyte - including several Smiths' songs- and
after the show backstage he told me that the NME actually misquoted him back in the day
when it wrote that Alain said "I wasn't a big fan of the Smiths". What he
ACTUALLY said was that he was a HUGE fan - and was blown away by "William It Was
Really Nothing" on Top of the Pops and loved the Smiths- but wasn't a massive enough
fan that had every single B-Side and everything else. So they left all that out
and only kept the negative part.
Here are the pix I took:
My camera was 2 hours old - I just bought it tonight- so when I was backstage getting a
picture with Alain I accidentaly had the "video" selected so here is the
"accidental video" of us smiling waiting for the camera flash that never came:
Alain is saying "Better hide the cig!" I am on the left, Alain middle (obviously), and "Sweet and
Tender Hooligan" Jose Maldonado is on the right.