Ok so last week I put myself forward to represent Vulture Hound on the red carpet for Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s new film “20,000 Days on Earth” starring, and about, Nick Cave. Despite having very little journalistic experience I opted to go for two reasons. One, this year I’ve become a MASSIVE Nick Cave fan and have been digesting his entire discography like a junkie, so how could I not want to go somewhere where I can physically see the man himself? Two, I thought I’d be able to see the film itself, for free with an audience that includes Cave, the Bad Seeds and other cool people, like I don’t know, DAVID GILMOUR!
However, I would soon discover that no I wasn’t going to get to see the film and yes I was completely out of my depth. What would follow was an agonising 30 minutes of walking around aimlessly not knowing where to go or what to do and when I finally did, I then had to try and blend in with professionals, pretending I belong alongside them despite having no film camera, microphone, dictaphone or any other type of phone (Ok I lie, I had my iPhone, but that’s not the point). So I did the only thing I know how to do, I doodled, so now to follow is sketches I did from the night which I then finished off at home, showing some of the things and people I saw, and what was going on and was said. Hope you enjoy this unusual approach to what was for me a very surreal night.