Last year, the legendary Damon Albarn announced a pair of intimate shows in Bristol and Portsmouth. After a major amount of traffic (and a bizarre pre-sale that wasn't advertised to the fans), I couldn't get tickets for the Bristol show. But this is Damon we're talking about here, so of course I didn't give up, and luckily managed to score a pair of tickets to the Portmouth show on May 31 instead. The scramble for the 400 tickets was so mad that Portsmouth's local paper had the story on the front page. But me and 399 other privileged folk were able to witness an incredible night of music where both Damon and his band were on top form.