Calvin Harris reveals why Robertson and Firmino were ‘freaking out’ on Reds’ bus tour
Global music superstar Calvin Harris has revealed all from his bus tour with Liverpool’s squad, describing it as ‘the most unreal experience of my life’. An estimated 500,000 Reds fans turned up to welcome their side home less than 24 hours after defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, with Harris running the show.
Liverpool’s squad were clearly shocked by the turnout
Members of the FA Cup and League Cup winning squad admitted nerves over the tour due to their loss the previous day, but those fears were soon wiped away by an overwhelming crowd. Scottish DJ Harris was invited as a friend of countryman Andy Robertson, but as a Liverpool fan he already had an affinity with the supporters.
Harris’ no.1 hit ‘One Kiss’ which he created with fellow Reds fan Dua Lipa in 2018 has become an anthem for the club, but he was almost unable to perform it to the crowd. “It was the most unreal experience I think in my entire life,” he told Capital UK. “Obviously I’m a Liverpool fan but it [One Kiss] didn’t become a football anthem, it became a Liverpool anthem.
And so that happening was bizarre in itself. “I sort of got chatting to Andy Robertson and he said, ‘If there’s anything you can do, we’re doing this float sort of thing, maybe you could DJ at Anfield or the bus?’
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Harris was delighted to meet Klopp
“And I was like, ‘Mate, get me on that bus’. It was a four-hour DJ set for start, so we had four hours driving through the streets of Liverpool.
“It started off very residential, and I got two hours into my set and the sound guy ran up from the bottom of the bus and he said, ‘We’re running out of power, we’ve got 10 percent of the battery left’. “Andy Robertson is behind me freaking out, ‘What do you mean, we’ve got to get to the docks where it all goes mental!’ “I didn’t know what to do, he was like, ‘You can turn it down for now’, so I turned it right down and [Roberto] Firmino is on the other end of the bus pointing at the speakers like, ‘There’s no sound’.
There was panic during the parade
“There was a truck behind us letting off fireworks every now and again, so they managed to run a power line from this truck to the bus with seconds to spare before we turned the corner onto the main street where everyone is going mental.
“The [sound guy] runs up and goes, ‘We have power!’ And I crank it to an 11, bearing in mind this is only supposed to be for the boys on the bus, but I cranked it and you could hear it for miles. “Just in time I stick on ‘Freed From Desire’, the flares are going off, the bus is going off – it was probably the best gig of my life.”
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