The art of the hissy fit

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At a performance in Cologne last week, British singer Patrick Wolf showed just how mad he gets when roadies disrespec' him by trying to pull the plug on his overrunning set. Cue a barrage of smack-talking (not easy to carry off when you're wearing a Union Jack jumpsuit) and the slightly half-hearted hurling of some of the less expensive pieces of kit - mic stands, piano stools - most of which seemed to travel only as far as his own violinist. The artful way in which she dodges them suggests that she may have had a bit of practice. Watch and learn, Sir Elton, watch and learn.