Thursday, March 10, 2005

Beer, Bath, and Bugs

The Bath Lit Fest was great. I had a great time anyway, even if the whole audience had left the theatre before I'd finished my reading. Actually no, that's not true - one stayed, the lady in the third row with the loud snore.

Charlie, just shut the fuck up and be serious for once? What's wrong with you? OK, OK, I didn't see anyone leave (and there were people there). I did have a great time, and I think the punters did too (a top quality crowd - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and extremely good-looking). Of course, this is largely down to Niall Griffiths and Desmond Barry - two hardened, seasoned pros. (James Hawes was a non-starter. He had a very good excuse though, sent a note from his mum and everything.) Actually I had flu at the time (and still do, Lord help me), and didn't really think I could put on the ritz like you have to. But we found a nice little pub beforehand and I managed to get a few pints down me, which is the best medicine and no mistake.

What, you think I'm lying about the flu? You think I'm pulling your plonker, right? Well check this post-event photograph (in the pub, left to right: me, Niall Griffiths, Desmond Barry) and tell me the guy on the left isn't suffering:



Feeling guilty now, eh? Yeah.

15 comments:

Jennifer Jordan said...

Upright with pint, hand foraging in the nether regions.

I've been sicker.

Charlie Williams said...

Jen,

You might well have been sicker. However, that hand is not "foraging" - it's propping me up. (As is the beer.)

Sarah said...

I would *not* want to encounter Mr Griffiths in a dark alley. Oh no.

Charlie Williams said...

That's interesting. "Authors you would not want to meet in a dark alley." My nomination: HP Lovecraft.

Niall is very affable and non-violent, by the way (despite the slight piratical air in that photo).

Anonymous said...

Sarah said:
"I would *not* want to encounter Mr Griffiths in a dark alley. Oh no."

Actually, I think I'd rather LIKE to meet Mr Griffiths in a dark alley. Oh yes.

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