DO­ING SOME­THING DIF­FER­ENT CAN BE BRIL­LIANT

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For one rea­son or an­other I have ended up watch­ing an eclec­tic mix of bands over the years, many of whom def­i­nitely don’t fit my love of punk, ska, reg­gae or in­die rock.

But stand­ing a few feet away from Steve Won­der or Eminem or an Abba trib­ute band, a strange thing usu­ally hap­pens. The live at­mos­phere and pop­u­lar songs find a way to make you feel good, tap your feet and gen­er­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the out­put. There has only been one time when I didn’t en­joy a live mu­sic oc­ca­sion and that was when I was forced (sort of) to see Girls Aloud. They def­i­nitely should not be al­lowed!

Mo­tor­cy­cling events have the same ef­fect. I pre­fer road racing re­ally, but I love the oc­ca­sional speed­way meet­ing or a bid of mo­tocross may­hem. A drag race or au­to­jum­ble have also pro­vided hours of en­ter­tain­ment in the past. Hill climbs? Hi­lar­i­ous. I need to force the is­sue from to time to time to en­sure I’m not miss­ing out on any­thing and get­ting stuck in a rut. All types of bikes and bike rid­ing of­fer huge en­ter­tain­ment and it’d be rude not to try a bit of ev­ery­thing. Let’s get out there.

ANDY CAL­TON

FROM THE ED­I­TOR

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