#85: Simon Pyatt

My parent's friend, 1986-1990

For my 9th birthday I asked for a ticket to the U2 concert. Simon Pyatt had introduced me to them* and he was pretty much the coolest person I had ever met. He was the singer and guitarist of Late For Breakfast and had the best mullet in all of Tawa. He would take me for sure.

No way, said my Mum, you're not getting a ticket. Simon will be going with his real friends. I was double crushed.

(*My first album: Rattle and Hum on cassette)