Could Tim Farron’s band reunite at the Glee Club?

It didn’t take long for a photo of a very New Romantic Tim Farron and his two band-mates to appear on the internet. Within hours of Jonathan Calder revealing the name of our leadership hopeful’s band this morning, he was sent a photo, from around about 1987, of a teenage Tim Farron in his band, Fred the Girl, previously known as The Voyeurs until they realised what exactly that meant.

I have spent many fruitless hours trawling You Tube to see if I could find some footage. I suspect if it’s there, it’s unlisted so nobody will be able to search for it.

You have to see the photo for yourself to see how new romantic and moody our Tim looked. Jennie Rigg reckoned that she’d seen his hat before.

I’d thought it was more like Glee Club MC Gareth Epps’ hat and made that point on Twitter. Then I discovered that Jennie had got there before me:

The one bit of originality I can bring to the table is that I asked Tim if he was still friends with his bandmates. Quite often you are not still friends at 45 with the people you spent all your time with at 18. They are, though.

So,there is always the possibility that the band could be reunited at a future Glee Club. Then there’s the chance of a charity single. They could be the Billy Bragg of the liberal world. The opportunities are endless.

If you’re a new member wondering what on earth the Glee Club is, I should explain that it’s the last night of conference rude and raucous singalong. People either love it or hate it. I think it’s fantastic, but then I’ve always been a fan of pure trash. It has to be experienced at least once in your life.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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