I was up in chilly and wet Glasgow over the weekend playing a show with The Monochrome Set – here’s some photos from my brief stay.
Seeing as we’ve had zero snow in London this year, I was glad to catch a distant glimpse of the white stuff as we sped towards Glasgow.
Arriving in a wet Glasgow.
Mura by John Byrne to celebrate Billy Connolly’s 75th birthday,
Opening in 2002, Monorail Music is a splendid record shop inside the Mono bar/restaurant/music venue where we were playing.
Walking through Trongate.
Tron Theatre, formerly the Collegiate Church of Our Lady and St Anne in the Merchant City area of Glasgow.
‘We can change the way we want to live.’
Boarded up upper floors.
Striking glass and steel canopy entrance to St Enoch subway station.
‘Somebody loves you.’
Incident outside McDonalds on Argyle Street. When I passed by a few hours later, a street fight had broken out outside.
Central Station underpass.
Onstage at the Mono.
We couldn’t find any nearby pubs open after midnight so ended up at Grace’s Irish Sports Bar, which was a depressingly bright and TV laden sports bar.
Walking back to the hotel in the rain. Cue: Tinseltown In The Rain by The Blue Nile.
Sunday morning saw clear skies, so I took a stroll around George Square.
Indian Workers Association were holding a small rally in the square.
“Citizen Firefighter” by Kenny Hunter pays tribute to all firefighters past and present who have served in Glasgow.
Glasgow Queen Street station.