Some people fake the funk but those people weren't in evidence at tonights Bootsy Collins gig in Dublin. No. Tonight the crowd were really feeling the funk and that was all down to Mr Collins and The Hardest Working Band. Myself and the Don Rosco thought an injection of funk would be a good way to start the weekend. Big up to Gerry in Beatfinder for sorting me out with entry to the funk. I'd assumed it was going to be a full-on Bootsy gig but it turned out to be a James Brown tribute show. It featured the original JB's rhythm section, Bootsy's brother, Catfish, on guitar, Bobby Byrd's son on keys and his widow Vicky Anderson Byrd singing a few numbers. Tony Wilson filled the role of James Brown and by jaysus had he been practising his moves. He was as mad as a box of frogs but he got the party rocking. Bootsy got a bit of crowd interaction going when he walked amongst us for the last tune. He's a deadly buzzer. All in all a splendid evenings entertainment. They're playing tomorrow at the Wireless Festival in London.