Reclining on a couch backstage before a show in Toronto, Noel Gallagher looks relaxed, happy and content.
Partly it’s because he’s feeling good about his beloved Manchester City doing well in this year’s Premier League (he tours with a club flag that’s hung first in the dressing room and then onstage) but mostly because he’s completely in charge of his life.
He has more money than he’ll ever spend (he later tells the crowd that Wonderwall “made him so f-ing rich”), a solid family life (save for that “thing” with his baby brother) and the ability to make as much of whatever kind of music he wants without having to worry about it being commercially successful.
As usual, Noel had a few things on his mind, expressing them in the ways only he can.
Alan Cross: You’re leaving London?
Noel Gallagher: As a family, we just got to a place where we got “You know what? F*** this town.
AC: Where are you gonna go?
NG: Wot? You want me to give you the address?
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