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Brit rocker and model go 'camping'

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We may speak the same language, but they certainly do things differently across the pond. Case in point: British gossip rags are atwitter with the news that singer-guitarist Jamie Cook of British art-rockers The Arctic Monkeys chose to take his model girlfriend Katie Downes camping for her birthday. Of course, what the English call camping isn’t necessarily the same as our version:

OK, the booze I can relate to, but wellies and macs? Is that some kind of ultralight gear I haven’t heard about?

I don’t know exactly what it is, but the next time I go camping I’m going to make damn sure I do some “yomping.” Glacier, Arches, Rainier — it doesn’t matter. There will be yomping. 

Park-side pubs? I can see the benefits, but that doesn’t mean I necessarily want a sports bar right next to the Glacier Basin campground in RMNP. Still, it sounds like fun — one day, I’ll have to go camping in this England place. Eh, guv’nuh?

— Ted Alvarez

Millionaire Arctic Monkeys star takes girlfriend camping (Mirror)