Tim Booth – The world’s second louchest man
Did you enjoy the awards?
Very much. They were very succinct, very entertaining. I thought Johnny Vaughan was fantastic.
You’re leaving early though, aren’t you?
Yes, I’m afraid I have a dental appointment.
You’re passing up a glittering party for the dentist?
Well, he’s a very unusual rogue dentist. I had some back problems a few years ago, and this dentist is somehow curing both my bite and my back. I’ve waited ages to see him, so there was no way I could miss it. I’m sure you don’t want to hear about my teeth.
Did you catch up with any old friends before you left?
Yes. it was especially nice to see Geldof again.
Do you enjoy awards ceremonies?
When I win one, yes. I recently won Best Newcomer To The Stage (for the play Saved which ran in Bolton). I particularly enjoyed that one. The acting offers are flooding in now, incidentally.
At the party afterwards, your fellow band members certainly knew how to enjoy themselves.
I’m sure they did. When we played Lollapalooza, we were the band that set the standard for debauchery. Some of us had to consider rehab afterwards.
No. I almost died from a liver disease when I was 22, so I have to be careful. I much prefer natural highs, like dancing.
Your particular style of dancing is very individual, isn’t it?
It is, and I trust you mean that as a compliment.
In that case, thank you.