I will listen although I’m appalled by his tasteless speculation on what caused Nigel Stepney’s death in that article. More happily, it includes this amusing mental image of his own experiences at Monaco:
What Tong’s involvement with the Spygate podcast also means is he can firmly put to bed all negative thoughts about working in F1 he has had since that infamous Monaco GP gig – which he makes reference to in an early episode.
Asked about what happened that night, he smiles.
“Sometimes you get these corporate gigs, and you're not really hired to do what you normally do. You're just kind of hired for your name,” he said.
“It was a party, but they were very specific about: : ‘Don't play too cool. This is a very commercial crowd. This is Monaco: play the hits.'
“I think I went on with David Guetta, which I would not normally have played necessarily in a club, and no disrespect to David, who's a friend.
“But literally within the first song, or certainly by the second one, they wanted me off. They said: ‘This is just too cool. This crowd aren't gonna get it.’ So I was yanked off.
“I think the next guy went on with Born to be Alive, from Patrick Hernandez and it was total kind of San Tropez - and not that much more commercial than David Guetta.
“Anyway, I was kicked off. So I went back down to the tables, and Jenson Button came up to me, and said: ‘What are you doing?’
“I had met him in Ibiza a few times. And he knew exactly what I was, who I was and what I was meant to do.
“So I told him I was kicked off. And he got up on the mic and then just had a rant at the crowd: ‘You do not realise what you've done! This is the greatest DJ on the planet, and you disrespected him!’
“Thanks Jenson, but I didn't go back on!”