Yesterday, on the Glasgow-bound train, the inspector asked:
‘Are you gaun a take that n all?’
‘Are you gaun a Take That?’
‘They’re playin, in Glasgow?’
‘Oh right,’ I reply (wondering, ‘Do I look like I’m going to a Take That gig?’). ‘No. I didn’t know they’re playing.’
‘Have ye been busy at work all day?’
The city’s gaun a be busy. An this train probably too.’ (The train is currently deserted.) ‘But ye’ve a seat already. Ye’re lucky.’
As we halt at each station, I look out at the platform, trying to guess who is a Take That fan.
The train doesn’t ever get busy. The fans must be in the Hydro already.
Here they are, though, with suitably Glaswegian weather, Back for Good, back in the day.