Mark Foster is the gift and the curse, the Mick and the Keith; the love, the hate and the lust. He’ll annoy you, he’ll (maybe) make you laugh, he’ll definitely be wearing the jumper in this picture. If you can get through Apple Tarts without at one point being party to a conversation that starts with him going “see, if I was running Apple Tarts what I’d do differently is…” you should consider yourself blessed.
He is also liable to talk freely about work targets.
At Apple Tarts last year, you inexplicably spent most of it in a red cowboy hat with a Poland emblem on it. Why?
I say why NOT…..
Will you be wearing any particularly fetching items of clothing this year?
I have been inundated for requests for the Bandana to make an appearance… All I can say is watch this space!!!!
Last year you made our bonfire. If you were to get this role again would you do anything differently?
As everyone knows the Bonfire was pretty amazing last year, some may say epic but I don’t like to blow my own trumpet. In line with Tarts getting bigger and better I will do all I can to try and make some minor adjustment. Maybe along the lines of a sacrifice of some sort, so if anyone has any unwanted pets etc then please feel free to bring them along….
Would you still insist on arguing with the security, to the point that one guard came over to me (not knowing I knew you) saying “who’s that idiot at the bonfire? If he keeps ordering me about I’m going to f*cking throw him out.”
As an expert in bonfires whilst drunk I thought I should have been allowed to light the bonfire, which I feel everyone will agree is a fair statement. Steve The Dog [the security guy making the threat] robbed me of my right; this year I will not take NO for an answer.
What are you most looking forward to this year?
You and Bad Boy Barrett!!!!! And Bon Jovi, of course.
Are you going to sing rockaoke? You’ve got a wonderful voice.
I do have a wonderful voice but as last year proved there are some great emerging artists at Tarts and I feel it’s not right to always still the lime-light And for this reason I will not be performing at this year’s Apple Tarts.
To anyone not yet in possession of an Apple Tarts ticket but thinking about it, what would you say?
You speak to us quite a lot during the organisation of the festival. Describe the organisers mental state at the time of asking.
Worrying, very worrying!!!!!