There are 12 (twelve !) songs that I've missed just from not attending Milton Keynes and Manchester. I'm not really gutted but for heaven's sake, Battered Old Bird !
I know VG is amongst the proposers here but I think I should be sponsored by this forum to make sure I attend all the UK ( and Ireland, Messrs Foyles) in perpetuity so that decent, upright reporting can be done of these shows and also little mementos secured for the poor unfortunates (such as Benny) who are unable to cross the Atlantic to see them. I'd be equally willing to sponsor one of US colleagues so that they could do the same when (and if) EC decides to tour there !
Of course, having said that now, he'll probably do a US only tour with the Roots in October - just my luck !