I am a merch man for a DiS favourite band. True, my only engagement to date is a number of 1, and I spread my commitments frugally. But I'm heading across the border later in the week and I want to be the best merch man ever. Therefore, I'd like you to share your memorable stories of encounters with merch floggers at gigs and festivals.
In my experience, the official merchandisers are lovely but the bootleggers outside are horrible! Is this a rule? There was a charming man who played in Charlotte Hatherley's band who did the merch, I remember. And My Latest Novel and that sexy frontman from We Are Scientists did some sterling jobs at some low key gigs.
Tell me your best and worst!