However, the stellar moment of the evening was when the big galoot stood waving his arms as if to conduct a crescendo out of the band's final fermata, just stretching that devil's grin of his.
He was a big clumsy galoot in how he delivered his theory, but you don't have to look that far to see what set him upon his soapbox.
Being the big friendly galoot that I am (provided I'm not having a Grumpy Day), I generally nod and smile conspiratorially.
As the hero of Gregory's Girl, the big galoot chased the elusive butterfly of love across the ash football pitches and grassy knolls of Cumbernauld.
There he stood, nine years of age, blinking up indulgently at his galoot of a father speaking at him in tongues.
Just as soon as a fellow would drop a book some other galoot would grab it.
A gype, a glaik and a galoot were all commonly hurled jibes in our house, a home filled with tomfoolery and japes well beyond the time when we should all have grown up and known better.
I get the sense that in real life he is closer to the big galoot than any kind of sensitive modern man.
Another couple of years of his acting the galoot might be too much but, unlike most of his contemporaries, you get the feeling that if it all stopped in the morning he'd quite happily do something else.
An ingenious circus promoter named P.T. Barnum found a way to make people laugh and make pots of moolah from the likes of a great gallumping galoot named ‘Jumbo’.