Probably the most anticipated event of the night was the pairing of
Nigel Pulsford and Gavin Rossdale in an acoustic style set, and it
almost came to not be. See, right as Gavin started singing, some
dude thought it would be cool to throw a cup of mustard at Nigel. I
still couldn't figure out why. Nigel was a tad upset, but still able
to grin about it, Gavin wondered what the hell happened, and
everyone around this dude pointed him out to the security dudes who
were all to happy to escort this him out of the theatre. It was an
interesting opening, but Nigel and Gavin bounced back triumphantly.
It was kind of interesting seeing this type of performance
knowing the high-energy level show that Bush puts out. Here they
were, Nigel sitting quietly on a chair with electric and acoustic
guitars, with Gavin
handling his job at vocals and guitar. Could they pull this off
without the rest of the band - damn well they could and damn well
The set was short, only about thirty minutes long, so there
wasn't much time for chit-chat, but the Bush boys sounded great
above the high-pitched screams of the teenage girls. Nothing
surprising was heard, it was the standard Bush classics, "Machinehead,"
"Glycerine," and the like, but I was happily surprised
that Nigel and Gavin overcame a shaky beginning to perform one of
the memorable events of Jamboree 97.
TWO BIG THUMBS UP for the two Bush boys, and remember the cute
little dudette looking for her friend? Well she tapped me on the
shoulder while I was taking pictures, said she found her friend, and
although her friend was pretty, the cute dudette beat our her friend
in the gorgeous category if I do say so myself.