Big smiles as we waltz passed the lines of cheesed off looking Kasabian fans snaking round the corner and up the road from the Birmingham 02 Academy. We walk straight into the side hall of the Academy (which in itself is a fairly large venue). On the way in a friendly bouncer looks at us and goes “Ah you here for British Sea Shanties?” with a wry smile on his face. Good effort mate! I whince as I hand over the £5.10 for a pint of Tubourg!!