In Taipei, young people will queue for an hour and a half in the rain – in Taipei it rains a lot – to get a Krispy Kreme. I have no idea what a Krispy Kreme is but it is obviously disgusting. So why, in this city of great food, do they queue?
One young person explains: “We like queuing, and this is the latest thing. It is the only store in Taipei – when there are three, we’ll move on to something else.” Ah, the careless rapture of youth.
The Grimethorpe Colliery Band is possibly the best brass band in the world: greatest living composer Harrison Birtwistle has written for them; I bet Ross Harris loves them; you might have seen them in Brassed Off. So here they are performing Jimmy Webb’s “MacArthur Park”: