Noodle Soup’s reunion-gig went way better than expected.
Their secret weapon? Peregrine’s fruit-punch. Nobody seemed to notice the taste of moonshine – everybody danced their little cotton-socks off to a seamless succession of wholly-unrehearsed free-form jazz-rock improvisations drenched in stray feedback and bathed in random colour-patterns from erstwhile whizz-kid Lancelot’s increasingly woozy light-show.
When the artificial barrier between band and audience vanished it became unclear who was doing what for who.
Much later Crispin announced their encore – a brand-new number entitled Who Needs Experts? – before attempting to crowd-surf a now-empty dancefloor. Most of the door-money went towards his cosmetic surgery.
Image: pOoTer’s pSycheDelic shack
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