Noel Gallagher Brings Deadly Spider to Festival, Forcing Quarantine
For musicians, being able to employ roadies to load and unload your gear is a sign you've made the big time -- and, as Noel Gallagher was recently reminded, it also means you aren't the one who has to deal with poisonous creatures stowing away in your gear.
The NME reports that Gallagher had a bit of a snafu at last weekend's Jersey Live Festival, where "a green-fanged spider was discovered in one of his flight cases," forcing a backstage evacuation while local wildlife experts came in to detain the creature.
"Staff immediately set about catching the spider and an area backstage had to be quarantined for nearly 20 minutes," said a Jersey Live spokesperson. "Noel had not arrived at the gig and so was blissfully unaware of the panic the spider caused."
Once the spider was removed from the premises, the show went on, and Gallagher and his band delivered an 18-song set that included a smattering of Oasis favorites such as 'Supersonic,' 'Little By Little' and 'Don't Look Back in Anger.' Their next stop is the iTunes Festival on Sept. 12, with a live DVD, 'International Magic Live At The O2,' scheduled for release on Oct. 15.