The Stone Roses gig in Amsterdam has ended in unconventional circumstances.
When the band returned for the expected encore of I Am The Resurrection it was without drummer Reni.
The band never used to play encores all the time so there may have been some confusion between band members.
The chaotic end to the set is further proof that this is a band unlike any other at this level.
Our man on the spot said that the drum kit may have been broken and the pissed off audience started shouting. He syas that up till then the gig had been great and the band seemed to be in good spirits. He spoke to some of the crew after the show and there was confusion with the Sun reporting that Reni had 'gone home' but we know that he left straight after the other gigs....so what?
Our man reports that in a tongue in cheek manner Ian Brown said the gig was over adding , "I'm not joking, the drummer's gone home." Brown continued: "Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it." Then he added: "What can I say, the drummer's a c**t
There's all sorts of speculation but our money is on broken gear, frustrated drummers and things getting out of proportion...and Reni hardly stormed off stage as some are saying, he hugged John Squire as he left.
There is, of course, panic with the fans in the UK. The band owe it to their fans to pull together and play the long awaited gigs. The Stone Roses mean a lot to a lot of people and in this grim year they were a beacon of hope for people. Whether it was tongue in cheek or stress or a flash of anger by any of the parties or if its all been blown out of proportion...get on the phone or have a group hug, life is too short and the chemistry is too good to fuck with, Warrington was amazing and Barca even better...the world needs to see Reni play again...and it will...
See you all in Lyon...