Flu Fighters

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Flu Fighters

Well, I didn’t get around to writing a proper review of last Saturday’s absolutely Goddamn awesome Foo Fighters gig at Wembley Stadium because, since then, I’ve been sick as a pike.

Even on the day of the gig I was far from ship shape and Bristol fashion. I started the morning with some low-level nasal congestion, by late-afternoon had numerous achy limbs and and I saw the evening in with some irregular and embarrassing bouts of violent and theatrical sneezing. The surprise Led Zeppelin semi-reunion seemed to sort it all out, though – temporarily at least. It’s too bad you can’t get surprise Led Zeppelin semi-reunions on the NHS. It’d work wonders for the nation’s health, especially once we get Robert Plant onboard.

Anyhow, by Sunday night my temperature had sky-rocketed and on Monday morning the nausea had kicked in. I was in no fit state to go to work, let alone write a proper review of last Saturday’s absolutely Goddamn awesome Foo Fighters gig at Wembley Stadium. I was probably in no fit state to write my name on a dusty Venetian blind, but luckily no one was expecting that of me.

On Wednesday morning I woke up to discover hideous, bulbous protrusions on my left hand and forehead. It made me look like a cross between Dan Dare’s nemesis The Mekon and a political analyst from the BBC. Now, I’m no expert on medical matters, but left hand and forehead bulbous protrusions are not traditional flu symptoms.

It turned out that a mosquito had found its way into our bedroom, and the little bastard had spent the night feasting on me. I hadn’t even realised there were mosquitoes in Birmingham, let alone that they had it in for me. Maybe it’s a global warming thing.

In any case, I’m only sharing this with you because I know you care.


About the Author:

My name is Tom Lennon and I'm a freelance writer who specialises in humour at the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum. I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and my work has recently appeared in BuzzFeed and Time Out.

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