My Shane MacGowan story

My Shane MacGowan story is seeing him perform in a barn in Ireland at the Flat Lake Festival, 2010. He was clearly bombed, couldn’t see more than a foot in front of him, and we regularly had to remind him of his lyrics- but still he put on one hell of a show! One of the most dynamic performers I’ve seen, and we all basked in the buzz of that performance for a long time. I have so many crazy, incredible, life-changing and life-affirming memories from my visits to Ireland and the Flat Lakes, and that is precious among them. The word “legend” doesn’t even begin..!