Dont' be a pushy vegan like me and Moby once were - Hayley Matthews

Back in my Edinburgh Telford College days, I was on the press list for Moby at the Barrowlands. It was around 1999-2000 and his support band were called Hardknox, who did what it said on the tin.

I always remember sneaking upstairs to the dressing rooms and hanging about with all the team. Moby had put on a massive spread for all the staff and it was all strictly vegan food. I remember seeing rice and vegetables for as far as the eye could see. I became vegan a few years after, but I always wondered what his staff thought. Where they all sneaking out to the takeaway round the corner for a chips and cheese or did they obey the vegan one? Who knows, but it brings me on to a post I saw yesterday on LinkedIn from Michael Bergson of Glasgows infamous "Bucks Bar". He mentioned how he wanted to put out a huge thanks to singer Billie Eilish who broke the Buck’s record for the largest takeaway order! Despite her being a strict vegan, she treated all her staff to a take away costing of over £1,000 - what a lucky road crew!

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The strict vegan treated her team to 500 wings, buttermilk fried chicken burgers, veggie burgers, vegan burgers and sides of fries and mac ‘n’ cheese.

What a way to treat your staff and how good of her to not be that pushy vegan (it used to be me - and Moby), preaching to everyone not to eat animal products. If people are less pushy about something, people are more inclined to listen.

Hayley Matthews remembers well the vegan spread Moby put on for his crew at the Barrowlands many years ago. PIC: Uncensored Interview/CC/Flickr