A singer announces via Twitter that she'll be playing a surprise fan-only show at the actually-pretty-small Borderline venue in London. The venue's walls are adorned with pictures of all the 'greats' that have played there before; Sheryl Crow, Jeff Buckley. Roachford.
It is a place for authentic artists to play authentic songs authentically.
You'd expect stools, acoustic guitars and an 'intimate atmosphere' that usually means "I'm only playing six songs because frankly you're all lucky to be here and I need to get back for that new Ricky Gervais comedy which I hope is at least as good as Extras".
Thankfully it wasn't 'Jessie J' or 'Paloma Faith' but Kelly Clarkson who bounded onstage around 8pm last night, vodka-based drink in hand, smiling from ear to ear, taking requests from the front row and generally disguising the fact that she's a Very Successful Singer. There were hits! ('Because of You', 'Stronger', 'My Life Would Suck Without You', 'Since U Been Gone' and 'Sober' 'etc'.) There was 'interaction'!
There were fashion crimes!
That Union Jack sunglasses and vest top thing was probably a mistake, let's be honest.