That walk is extraordinary – an inimitable mixture of prance, mince and strut, pure showmanship. Oh, also, he’s been beamed down onto an alien planet.
It is a giant crab, which for a lot of bands would be seen as some sort of STI metaphor, but at this time he was in a committed relationship with the band’s manager so unlikely to be battling a pubic infestation.
Justin’s headband is a thing of beauty. It may or may not be a creation of Ray Brown, the Highgate-based costumier responsible for lots of Justin’s catsuits as well as outfits for everyone from Judas Priest to Lady Gaga. If it’s unfeasibly flamboyant, it might be a Ray Brown number.
There are two instances of thumbs-ups in this video, and it’s a gesture Justin Hawkins has thought a lot about, seeing it both as a rebellion against the snarling, middle-finger-flashing behaviour of the rock world around him and a practical solution to a real problem In 2004, he told CNN: “If you're trying to encourage people to clap at the end, they're often holding a glass of beer in their teeth and that's dangerous. I wouldn't want to put our kids through that – we've got a responsibility to them. So one thumb's fine. Hold the glass carefully, don't spill it, don't drop it, don't roll around in broken glass. Just give us the thumbs up, and we'll be on our way.”
Dan looks completely different when you can’t see his hair, doesn’t he? He looks a bit like the GI Joe character Destro here.
The flame tattoos poking out of Justin’s catsuit go, in his words in an interview at the time, “Right down to the wood.” He has loads more tattoos these days, including a going-over of his JUSTIN lightning-bolt tattoo in an ice-blue effect, a giant Frank Frazetta painting on his back and a Space Shuttle on his shoulder intended to remind him of the craziness of the peak Darkness days: “It took off, went really well, and then it exploded and killed everyone on board.”