Yesterday evening, while waiting in the pub for someone, I flicked through a copy of local student magazine Dusted. It wasn't the most exciting read, but then I'm not studying at the University of Derby.
However I was amused by an interview with the band Enter Shikari - albeit for the wrong reasons. I especially liked this bit:
Making it into one of the backstage rooms [in Rock City, Nottingham] I'm greeted with a warm welcome by all of Enter Shikari, who easily look like they could fit into the backdrop of a normal night in [Derby club] Bluenote. I sit down ready to do the interview but just before I'm about to start, Rory (Clewlow, guitar and backing vocals) offers me a beer. A little shocked, I take one and thank him.
Right... so you're a student interviewing a rock band. In the evening. In a rock club. A little before they go on stage. One of the band members offers you a beer... and you're shocked.
I have two questions for you: why are you shocked? And why on earth are you telling me this?
I was never a student journalist. Perhaps you can tell.
PS. The cost of a pint last night: £2.80.