I just remembered when Franz Ferdinand gave me my fifteen minutes of internet fame in 2008 :p. I was in Glasgow and we took a tour of the Glasgow Film City and that was when FF were recording their new album and I sneakily recorded this short video and then sent them a message, linking to the then private video to ask them if I could show it to my friends. I got a message from Bob saying that it was all fine.
The next day, I started getting a lot of hilarious comments on youtube, congratulating me on my superpowers…I had no idea what was up until I checked their myspace where they had posted this:
We just received a message from Maria, a fan from Germany. A very dedicated fan.
She was visiting Glasgow recently and somehow managed to discover our secret HQ.
She must have drugged the dogs, knocked out the ex-SAS security guards, vaulted the barbed wire, negotiated the motion activated laser alarm sensors, hacked her way through three feet of lead and concrete. Then recorded a film. If your ears are good, you can hear us playing Turn It On. If your eyes are good, you can work out where we’re hidden.
PS We now have robot dogs, more lasers and a huge sinister globe to hunt down intruders, so we wouldn’t recommend anyone else trying to follow Maria into the Ferdinand Lair …
I still can’t believe this happened and remembering that it did totally made my night XD