I generally don’t think of Iran as being an inhospitable place, but this doesn’t help:
British singer Joss Stone says she was denied entry to Iran – the last country she had to visit as part of a five-year, 200-stop “total world tour”.
The 32-year-old posted a video from Kish Island in which she said: “We got detained and then we got deported.”
She said that she knew Iran did not allow women to perform solo concerts.
“However, it seems the authorities don’t believe we wouldn’t be playing a public show, so they have popped us on what they call the ‘blacklist’.”
“After long discussions with the most friendly, charming and welcoming immigration people, the decision was made to detain us for the night and to deport us in the morning,” she added. “Of course I was gutted. So close yet so far.”
Of course, this song immediately bounced into my brain:
(With thanks to Fillyjonk.)