A major milestone was reached last night at Birmingham O2 Academy as Baz played his 500th gig with the band since he joined early in 2000. Unbeknownst to Baz, a special surprise had been prepared and, as the band returned for their encore, JJ brought a commemorative award on to the stage. Following a short speech, he presented it to Baz who was clearly touched and shocked by the gesture. The tour backdrop electronic display bore the words ‘BAZ 500 GIGS’. Here’s to many more…cheers Baz!