Quite often when big names in music come to the Isle of Wight to play a festival, they jet off again soon after coming off stage.
Not so for Icelandic beauty, Bjork.
Monday lunchtime saw the singer/songwriter in Waterstones bookshop in Newport.
Much to his annoyance, she popped in during shop manager (and music genius in his own right) Paul Armfield’s lunch break.
If he’d have been there, he would have seen the lovely lady spend a tidy sum (£170) on lots of David Attenborough CDs and a QI boardgame.
If you saw Bjork play at Bestival on Sunday night, you’ll remember the beginning of the set comprised a voice-over by David Attenborough, accompanied by some great imagery on the large screens either side of the stage.
Paul told VB that he was gutted that he’d missed her, “There
were so many booky things I’d have liked to have talked to her about. On Sunday night she performed one of e e cummings’ poems which I love, also some of her new songs were quoting from Richard Fortey’s book ‘Earth’.”
Probably vowing to never go to lunch again, Paul told us, “On leaving the shop she put on a pair of enormous sunglasses.”