- 09 Feb 04
Held in the Dutch city of Groningen, this year's Eurosonic Festival brought back some painful memories for Irish attendees, The Frames. Hot Press' John Walshe followed the band to the site where Mic Christopher lost his life.
For many Irish music fans, The Frames included, Groningen will always be associated with the late Mic Christopher, as it was here that he suffered the tragic accident which led to his untimely death
On the Thursday night, after The Frames’ gig, Glen leads us on a short walk through the city’s winding streets to the spot where his best friend fell. There’s something disconcertingly ordinary about the steps where Mic slipped and hit his head, sending him into the coma from which he never woke. It’s hard to believe that it was in this rather mundane spot that the life of one of Ireland’s most talented songwriters was cut tragically short.
I wondered if it was very weird for Glen and The Frames, going back to Groningen, considering its association with Mic?