The Israel-Palestine conflict touches a nerve internationally more than any other conflict. Rarely does it seem to feel like just a lot of foreigners killing each other in some far-off exotic land, it feels like it hits home more directly. The controversy surrounding Veolia exemplifies this - the opponents of Israel's occupation of the West Bank see opposing contracts with Veolia as an opportunity to give their objections an immediate voice with an immediate effect.
At one point I retired into the bathroom and completely undressed, only to emerge adopting a louche pose in the doorway saying I felt more comfortable that way. I'm pretty certain the NME's Ian Fortnam was still there at this point. Nowadays he works for dusty old Classic Rock so may need to draw on such memories for kicks.