Radio 1 caught up with James just before they took to the stage at the Lizard Festival, and whilst Tim was into the Eclipse experience, Saul wasn’t that impressed by the soothsayers, druids and tourists who’d paid a fortune to be there: “These people are lunatics! I’m actually gonna go on a one-man mission to try and stop this whole thing completely”, said Saul.
But Tim defended the event: “You’re a killjoy partypooper! It’s gonna be great fun!” And Saul replied: “Oh yes, it will! Sorry! I got that all wrong, didn’t I? Sorry, I meant it’ll be great! I’d rather see the one that’s in southern Europe four years from now, when there’s no hype ‘coz it’s not the end of the century. That would hold more interest for me – an un-hyped eclipse”.
“So it’s the hype you hate?”, Tim asked Saul. “Yeah, totally”, replied Saul.