Crowd at prog rock gig unsure when to applaud

THE crowd at a ‘prog rock’ gig had no idea when to applaud as they could never be sure the song had finished.

It is believed the band, Brother Monkey Bandit, played four songs in the 90 minute performance, including long periods of random noises that many assumed to be the musicians testing their instruments.

Audience member Tom Booker said: “I started applauding at one point and then some of the people around me started applauding.

“Then the band got going again, like the song was only just starting. That happened twice more before it seemed to finish.”

He added: “I think it may have had a chorus.”

Amid the confusion, the band’s lead singer, Julian Cook, told the crowd: “If it’s any consolation, we don’t know either.”

Cook then received rapturous applause as the band launched into a 29-minute cover version of The Carpenters, We’ve Only Just Begun.