Manchester to Melbourne
I just read this.
Made me grin like an idiot.
But the band does love Melbourne — on their last tour Noel (Gallagher) tried to buy Cherry bar in AC/DC Lane and they recently asked Jet to support them on their US tour. "I'm glad Jet are from Melbourne — it would have been shit if they were from Sydney, because I don't really like Sydney that much. There's a very nice harbour, but a certain lack of soul about it. I'd rather live here." Noel Gallagher, The Age 2 December, 2005
The first year I lived in Manchester we were driving down Burnage Lane which is 2 minutes from where we live in Withington. Ian had just finished telling me that the Gallagher brothers grew up not far from there. I had been putting lipstick on and as I flipped up the visor Ian calmly announced 'And here's Noel now'.
I look over and sure enough, strolling along Burnage Lane, his cool demeanour tarnished slightly by the plastic SPAR (Aussies think 7Eleven) bag he was carrying, was bloody Noel Gallagher!!
I was SOOOOOOO excited but alas, too embarassed to call out and ask for an autograph. The memory rankles me to this day because a bloke in the car behind me called out and Noel wandered over, rested on the window and had a chat. Bugger.