Enough of that. I ate razor clams while hot air balloons flew overhead! Then we went to the O2 Academy, a very nice purpose-built venue which was unfortunately suffering some form of potty emergency. Bathed by a rather fecal smell, we watched Ladyhawke (Paris is Burning), then Friendly Fires (Paris). Took a break upstairs in their #2, a little atticky venue, we sat at the back while Fight Like Apes played, an occasional puff of hair visible above the crowd. Later I nearly bought their CD, which suggests that I liked them. Then nearly fell asleep until rescued by Future of the Left, the only band in existence which can soundcheck/adjust/tune onstage without annoying me, probably because they seem as pissed off about it as I am. Man, they're good. I went from zizz to mosh in half a song.
We then went back to the Thekla to laugh at the queue for Little Boots. Turns out there was real ale in the car-park, though, and the road outside is a great place to catch a cab home from. Thankyou, badasstronaut for hospitality, tasty aubergines and muffins with marmite. This moomin is for you: