I think I've just popped a cherry. Not an actual cherry. A techno cherry. I've popped a techno cherry.
I went to see Aphex Twin. Despite me lapping up his oozing bleeps since his early days, it just struck me that I don't think I'd ever seen him live before. Call myself a fan? Pfffrt.
Maybe he never did that many live dates. Maybe I was too scared to go - the teddy bears! the teddy bears! Or more likely, maybe I was lazy. I also missed out on Underworld back in ye olden days.
I'm probably going to write about the Aphex Twin gig properly at some point. In short: he did 90 minutes and he was ace and the support acts were ace and everything was ace. For now here are some tweets I did on Twitter.
I'm at @WHP_Mcr enjoying an excellent night of Aphex Twin songs. Here are some photos. pic.twitter.com/MttEenkbVp— Fat Roland (@FatRoland) September 21, 2019
Walking from the 'little' space to the actually very big space at @WHP_Mcr Mayfield. pic.twitter.com/wZ8gkpX2qu— Fat Roland (@FatRoland) September 21, 2019
Oh OKAY THEN, have a blast of Aphex Twin at @WHP_Mcr. This was one his more ethereal moments. #AphexTwin #Manchester pic.twitter.com/fkd2Ttxktc— Fat Roland (@FatRoland) September 22, 2019
Five days ago yet my brain's still here. pic.twitter.com/IkoRYT0cxV— Fat Roland (@FatRoland) September 25, 2019