As a little Halloween special last Friday, we dedicated a mini-issue to everyone’s favourite goth dad, Nick Cave. Which prompted another reader to get in touch to tell us about their run-in with the man himself…
“About 25 years ago, we were parents at a West London prep school where Nick Cave also sent his kids. Sports day came around and there was, naturally, a fathers’ race. Many fathers came prepared, turning up in their old spikes, etc.
“The dads lined up on the start line. Nick, dressed in an immaculate black suit and suede Gucci loafers, strolled down to join them, fag on. The starting gun went off, the lycra clad horde charged off while Nick took a final drag, dropped his butt, slowly ground it out and strolled to the finish. A glorious last place, to much yummy mummy swooning.”