I’ve been listening to Guns N’ Roses Live at Perkins Palace 1987 while researching this, hence the heading. Rock music used to be my ‘religion’ back then, with football its ‘shadow’. Axl sounded great then, with a tirade about those who think they’re ‘rock stars’. Clubbing took over in the 1990s, while football emerged back into prominence, as I’ve mentioned here before.
My ‘Opposition’ Angle to Manchester Devil Conspiracy
So when I chose a university, I chose Leeds, as I’d supported United since 1970 (I know joking about chameleonising will probably confuse the matter, greenYgrey-style, making Leeds fans think I’m just trying to camouflage myself amongst them, getting benefits or safety, but it’s the ones that haven’t believed me that make me joke about it, and inspired my thoughts of ‘chameleonising’; the green and gold socks I had in Oz were probably down to price, although I might have also joked about them being Aussie, or helping me fit in, knowing my sense of humour, which was the same then: self-proclaimed genius with self-parody.
I never even bought any AC/DC or Rose Tattoo merchandise in Australia, despite being a fan since 1980, and being described as looking like Bon Scott, whose death had been instrumental in making me a rock fan, via singles of AC/DC with him singing re-released. I had a Guns N’ Roses t-shirt, as seen on the cover of the Guns N’ Roses Worker-Traveller, not seeing much further than them and American metal at the time.
This season I’ve liked Manchester City in the Premier League because they’re playing the best football… and in sky blue. I know it’s silly, but I’ve always preferred blue to red. Ironically, that was the theme of the Gnomeo and Juliet movie that I watched recently!
My computer froze there; tech gremlins or devil dealing, I don’t know; and I’ve probably written enough for a blog anyway.
Vicarage Road Quietened by Red Devils Attempt at 666
I was going to write about my research into the 55 that Fred ‘the Red’ Manchester United mascot wears, but will save it to another day; I hope to survive until then.
I will just add that Manchester United got an imperfect 6 last night, with Watford scoring 2 of the 6 goals. Mourinho was disappointed that Manchester United hadn’t scored 5 or 6 by the time Watford started scoring after 70 minutes; maybe Mourinho wanted 6 by the 66th minute!?