It’s not an easy job being a musician. Putting yourself and your feelings out there on a daily basis, for anyone to criticise and mock - you’ve got to have seriously thick skin to make sure you don’t turn into a crumbling emotional wreck. And as if that wasn’t enough, when you play live you’re literally putting yourself in the line of fire. When Daphne and Celeste played their famous Reading set in 2000 they were attacked with an impressive range of implements from the standard bottles to - and this was genuinely quite impressive - a deckchair.
Fortunately, one musician blessed with the skin of a rhino is the never knowingly underconfident Liam Gallagher. It’s hard to believe he’s ever had any self-doubt in his life given the way he struts around on stage like the ultimate rock ’n’ roll peacock.
However, even the great man was temporarily thrown off his game during his set at Benicassim last weekend when one punter - who really must have planned ahead - decided to throw a fish on stage.
Fortunately, someone filmed the event, which saw Liam seem to stop for a few moments, as if unable to comprehend that, yes, someone has thrown a fish at me.
After getting his band to stop the intro to the next song ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’, he addressed the crowd, saying:
“Which dickhead threw the fish here then? Fucking stinky, smelly fish, man. Now listen, man, it really ain’t that fucking bad, man. Don’t be throwing fish on stage, mate. I’ve seen a lot worse than this shit. Alright? I can’t be fucking singing while there’s a fish there, man.”
Which is fair enough really.
We’re not sure what happened to the fish, or what its name was - maybe it was Liam Gill-agher? Sorry.
Liam, however, is no stranger to piscine influence - ‘Some Might Say’ contains the memorable lyric, “The sink is full of fishes, She’s got dirty dishes on the brain” and the cover art featured a nice sink/wheelbarrow of them
Naturally, there was some gold in the YouTube comments section.
Well done everyone.
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