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GUEST,Ballyholme I shouldn't have done that...onstage embarrassment (60* d) RE: I shouldn't have done that...onstage embarrassment 08 Sep 09

The Yorkshire Folk & Blues Festival is generally acknowledged as being the greatest outdoor festival disaster ever. Rain, high winds and chaotic organization turned the festival site into a mud bath.

I was there and can remember that Fairport Convention defied the elements and played a great set. What I didn't realize at the time was that bass player Dave Pegg had his own personal disaster on stage:

"If I could be remembered for one thing - Well I did have a nasty accident at the Krumlin Festival in the 70's when I was wearing a pair of white trousers. I had rather too much to drink and when I got on stage I actually shat myself which was very embarrassing as the back of my white trousers changed colour very quickly. Behind me were all the other acts that were on, including Elton John who wasn't very famous at the time and The Move who were people that we knew from Birmingham. I was a laughing stock. It was incredibly embarrassing and I couldn't turn around to adjust the volume on my amp because the audience would have seen the brown mass that was attached to my arse and would have know for sure what had happened."

What a trouper!

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