Bjork in Cambridge (reprise)
by Giles Turnbull
I was there. I stood about 30 feet from the stage. I saw this happen, and it was without any doubt the most amazing, spellbinding, bewitching gig I have ever attended.
We knew it was being filmed – the show was put on just for that reason, since Bjork wasn’t touring at the time. I was up in Cambridge visiting a friend a few days before, and we walked past the Corn Exchange and saw the poster. There were only a few tickets left, so we walked right in and bought some on the spot. Ever since, I have looked out for a Bjork in Cambridge recording but never saw one – I just assumed that the DVD release got canceled or postponed for some reason.
Then the other evening, pissing about on YouTube, I found a pile of Bjork stuff, including 20 or more songs recorded on that night. My eyes lit up, and I spent a while re-living the best gig I have ever seen. It was one of those I-bloody-love-the-internet moments; you know the kind I mean.