When the gig was booked we didn’t realise the relevance of the date so we missed out on a potential audience of 40,000 who chose a free open-air entertainment experience incorporating fairground rides, comedy and live music
over us. Thanks to my family plus Debbie (chief supporter and banner roadie) boosting the numbers, we played to an
intimate but supportive audience.
It wasn’t a good evening for Kev who, firstly, had to go home to fetch his guitar strap which he’d forgotten and then broke a string during the second set. Afterwards I realised that this was our 13th gig…..certainly unlucky for one.
Credit must go to the Spencer Club for their wonderful air-conditioning system which kept us cool on a very warm
The next day we played from 5pm-8pm at the New Inn, Bulkington, following the Bulkington Carnival.
This was our first outdoor gig and we were given the luxury of the decking to use as a stage. The band really enjoyed the gig; we had some space to move around and we were pleased to see plenty of dancing on and around the stage/decking.
You can see videos of our performance on this website under ‘Videos’. Kev broke a string again but somehow it doesn’t seem to matter as much when you’re outside and the sun’s shining. Thanks to the licencees of the pub who looked after us. Hopefully we’ll play there again.