The Harrods Winter Sale begins at 9 a.m. on December 27th. Why am I telling you this on a music blog? Well it’s because Florence and the Machine will be playing an acoustic set at the opening, apparently at Door 5.
This surprises me on a couple of levels. Firstly isn’t this usually the domain of acts that are long past their sell by date, someone who finished fifth on the X Factor a few years ago or a boy band squeezing the last bit of cash they can out of a dull career. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think Florence and the Machine fit in to any of those categories and I think they’re a great act, I’m just surprised. Secondly is there not a health and safety issue? We’ve all seen the film clips where the people who have queued outside the store all night charge in seemingly unaware of anyone else as soon as the door opens. I’m worried that Florence and the Machine could be trampled and have to rename themselves Flat Florence and the various broken machine parts. Incidentally àpropos of nothing, did you know that Florence Welch was often in trouble at school for impromptu singing?
I won’t be there unfortunately but I’d love to hear from anyone who is planning to attend or feel free to get in touch after the event.