We've had a report that the Stephenage phenomenon is crossing borders. Over to listener Mr James Matthew George Melling...
"On a recent boys' jolly to Primavera Sound in Barcelona we achieved some International Stephenage. I would not usually go in for this type of thing but you must first understand it was Bat for Lashes. Secondly, although I no doubt guess Stephenage will be rife by the end of the festival season, Primavera usually only has a small British contingent, making successful Stephenage even more of an endeavour.
It is almost needless to say that we felt it was our duty to you to attempt some Stephenage during Bat for Lashes. We attempted it a after a couple of songs but had no response, just some sniggers. However, much later in the set we heard a Stephen! which we both managed to answer and capture briefly on my camera.
What was amusing was that some Catalans near us started shouting out their names (or perhaps just random Spanish names) at Bat for Lashes and continued to do so providing hilarity to all, yet disappointingly misunderstanding Stephenage."
Has anyone experienced Stephenage any further afield than Spain?