(corny link and JP "funny thing" alert...) JP relates listening to a CD that had been sent to him by post and took to Spain with him. It was from Eric from Unfinished Sympathy, on B Core from Barcelona. Then when he arrived at Sonar, getting his ID sorted out, some guy spotted him and said he had sent him a CD did he get it, so JP chanced it and asked, are you Eric, and he was, so they became Brand New Friends....
JP reads programme which claims that his set is called John Peel's Sessions, he corrects this to John Peel plays records that he likes and no-one else will.
JP sets off to find Dave Tarrida playing records from the Tresorlabel. He wanders in and out of tents before finally finding the man in question.
All around him people are throwing shapes. JP says he is throwing the shape of a fat man in his early sixties....and proceeds to tell us of his worries about people getting trampled in the rush to escape his "Peel Sessions" set the following night....
JP wanders around the cultural centre looking for the record fair, with pounding Dave Clarke sounding music in the background. Cuts to interviewwith Spanish guy of Barcelona record label (possibly) involved with avant garde techno. JP asks what are his four favourite records on sale, which he then buys. One of which is....
Pascal Comelade: Like A Rolling Stone CD: Traffic D'Arbstraction G38 G3PC=4
JP reminisces about his days frequenting the London Speakeasy unsuccessfully chatting up an au pair girl. Now he is in another speakeasy in Barcelona, with Jeff Mills and Carl Cox.
It is now the last day and JP has at last found the Artists' Barn.He is agitated and talkative as it is only 30 minutes until his 'John Peel's Sessions or whatever it is that they are calling it'. He knows the first three tracks and they are all 'killers'.
John Peel live set.
Liverpool score against Real Madrid in the 1981 European Cup final.