News, but not the serious kind
Now, smoking onstage for your entertainment!
It may just be a cultural nuance, but our actual caption says this guy is performing at a festival in Sweden.
That seems an odd verb to use, because to me it just looks like he’s lighting a cigarette. That isn’t much of a performance. You can see that outside any office building.
I’m not saying this dude isn’t really good at it. Heck, he even has spare cigarettes in his hatband, so he must “perform” a lot. I’m just saying if Swedish fans are entertained by this, we have a lot of smokers we can send over for the next festival. I mean, if they’re still alive.
Related: Is this a runway, or Tobacco Road?
Pete Doherty of the Babyshambles performs at the Hultsfred festival in Sweden June 12, 2008. REUTERS/ Jessica Gow/ Scanpix