A bubbly neighbour in a sports kit pops out of her car and asks why we are all gawping at a garage door. “I’m taking them on a little tour of the famous music places,” Steve explains. “Is this famous?” “Is it famous?! Dear, oh dear! Vince Clarke, Erasure, Depeche Mode?” “No… Who is it? I need to know! How long ago was that? I can’t believe I didn’t even know that. Enjoy your tour!”
“There you go – the next-door neighbour doesn’t know but everyone else in Germany does!” says Steve. The visiting Europeans chuckle and squeal in disbelief. Later they keep saying it’s “such a shame” that these neighbours don’t know their musical heritage.