So, Noel Gallagher is back on his feet, Oasis are back in the country, and Gordon Smart is in his very heaven:
IN the words of LIAM GALLAGHER: “Fuck the credit crunch”.
You might think that it's slightly easier for a multimillionaire to take such a blasé attitude to global financial meltdown than, say, someone struggling to keep a roof over their head or looking at their job being wiped out, but to be fair: you're not going to look to Oasis to show any understanding of the world we live in. Or anything that's happened since 1973.
Hilariously, the band were introduced by Ricky Hatton, in what appears to be an attempt to try and make everyone forget that the band are more like Weebles than the lads they used to be. Hatton growled, much to Gordon's delight:
The boxer bowled up before the set and said: “It’s an honour for me to introduce these boys on stage.
“They are the best band in Britain, the biggest band in the world and I’m proud to call them friends.
“And you can forget trying to come on stage, like in Canada, or you’ll have me to fucking deal with.”
Biggest band in the world? Really? Bigger than Radiohead, Coldplay, The Jonas Brothers, The Pussycat Dolls or String Cheese Incident? Blimey, getting your head punched for a living has a clear effect on your judgment, doesn't it?
Gordon, though, is clearly thrilled at having a chat with a man whose professional life involves taking his shirt off and getting sweaty with another bloke.
Still, let's just let Gordon enjoy the gig, and not go looking for homoerotic overtones, shall we?
Noel broke his ribs when he was pushed off the stage by a nutter at a festival in Toronto last month.
And Liam, using a barrage of expletives, told how he’d love to get hold of the idiot, cut his manhood off and eat it.
"You have challenged and beaten my leader. I'm going to eat your cock. As, you know, a punishment."
So, how did Robbie William's former drummer fit in?
It was like watching THE WHO’s KEITH MOON.
Gordon, naturally, saw Keith Moon drum many times, until Moon's life was cut cruelly short two years before Smart was born.
Still, in the interests of balance, Smart isn't going to end to some sort of fanzinesque complete overstatement, is it?
Ten out of ten doesn’t do it justice.