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The Crime - They speed up and then slow down the music

Pete Doherty's Babyshambles banned from headlining Moonfest festival - Telegraph

Chief Superintendent Julian Kirby added: "We carried out an analysis of what Pete Doherty and his band does.

"What he does as part of his routine is to gee up the crowd. They speed up and then slow down the music and create a whirlpool effect in the crowd.

"They (the crowd) all get geed up and then they start fighting."

Superintendent Paul Williams, of Wiltshire Police, said "We are not killjoys and we help organisers with many events throughout the year and some are much larger than this one."

As Harry Haddock reports:

But then you read that the truth may be more disturbing ;

Green said police had offered him a deal during a pause in court proceedings to allow the night to go ahead if he agreed to spend more on security and removed Doherty from the lineup but he refused the “offer”. “They told me privately they hate the fact he lives in Wiltshire and they don’t want him on their patch,” he said.

Now, I think Doherty is a complete prick, but I defend his right not to be run out of town by a bunch of corrupt, armed, state bully boys.

And personally I would rather my local plod were trying to run the pikeys who are traveling round here stealing anything metal that isn't nailed down out of town.


i have been responsible in the last couple of years for being responsible for what passes as a babyshambles concert...not much chance of a riot...metrosexuals..wannabe skanky girls...more likely to collapse in tears when shouted at...god knows what got into plods mind.

Or mine when writing the above.


I blogged this story myself this morning, and thought it seemed a bit odd (given what little I know of the band in question).

If true, this is a monsterous abuse of police powers.

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