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As I appreciate that few of you have the time to trawl through thousands of comments, here are a few personal favourites to help jog your memories.
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From ‘Oakland Paramount’, 31 March:
The staff were exhausted but pleased with their efforts to clean up the mess the Candy Floss machine explosion had caused… (Rudders)
David borrows Bono’s camera goggles for the sound check. (Geoff Duffy)
From ‘Night 15: Chicago’, 12 April:
The roadies’ decision to attach magnetic strings to Phil’s guitar played havoc with his metal fillings. (Ripper)
Desperate, as the catering caravan had been stalled for days at immigration, the band members were determined to at least get themselves some roughage on the fly. (Tom Quinn)
Helping out during rehearsals whilst pulling up the lighting rig, David inadvertently pulls on the wrong strap. (Goose)
Playing in sub-zero temperatures, Phil wonders if it’s safe to touch his tongue to the strings. (Joseph Morse)
From ‘Night 16: Chicago’, 13 April:
Polly catches Rick thanking God for David’s divine guitar-playing… (Victor)
David’s and Rick’s reaction after hearing someone say a killer rabbit is loose in the building. (Mark in Rockford)
From ‘On an Island’ on DVD’, 18 April:
Richard was bemused that David couldn’t quite keep up with Crosby and Nash on the A Capella version of “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes”. (Rudders)
David’s busking spot on Grafton St was quite lucrative until that pair showed up. (Geoff Duffy)
From ‘World Cafe… again’, 30 June:
Jon sulked in the background because he was the first one out in the game of statues. (Rudders)
David soon got tired of Richard’s catalogue poses and turned away in disgust. (Victor)
As Rick exerts his telepathic mind-control powers, David suddenly realizes that he ought to cut rehearsal short and take the band to a nice, long, expensive lunch. (Franz Svoboda)
From ‘Richard Wright’, 28 July:
No-one really knew why the Police Officers had to hold Richard at gunpoint as they arrested him… (Rudders)
Richard decided to start a one man Mexican wave on his birthday. (Graham Knight)
Wow… this deodorant really does last 24 hours! (Bob Mitchell)
From ‘Guy’s competition’, 9 October:
Guy’s version of ‘I’m a Little Tea Pot’ didn’t quite meet the requirements for the encore. (Geoff Duffy)
Guy looks on impassively as another Abbey Road guest leans too far over the balcony railing… (Angelo Ortiz)