I went to a concert of the band Guillemots at the Brixton Academy on Friday. The concert itself was a bit strange – Guillemots are very professional, but they are hard to relate to as a live band. The main man – Fyfe Dangerfield – hides himself behind 2 enormous keyboards so it’s hard to really see what’s going on.
I would instead like to focus on the audience at the concert. There’s nowhere as multi-cultural as Brixton in London; the area is known for this. Yet the concert audience must have been 99% white. I wonder why this is? Is experimental pop music just not something that anyone from an ethnic minority wants to listen to? While anyone living in London comes across all kinds of people (from all kinds of backgrounds) on an everyday basis, it seems to be that when it comes to leisure activities things are quite segregated.