This particular night was supposed to have been a three band line up, Krankschaft, IT and The Gift, unfortunately, despite actually being there at the venue, things happen (That I refuse to go into) and sadly Krankschaft decided to pull the plug on their appearance at the last minute, a real shame for the punters but sometimes, as they say, "Shit happens".
So, there we were, after making the long and arduous journey from Stevenage to Hatfield (I jest) , now to see just IT and The Gift, the upside, and you have to look on the bright side, is that both bands got slight;y longer sets, and, never having seen IT before, this turned out to be very good indeed.
|IT in full flow|
|IT were outstandingly good|
So, on to the headliners, The Gift who never fail to impress, they were on top form this night playing songs from their back catalogue plus of course from the current "Why the sea is salt" album which incidentally is another favourite of mine and well worth a listen.
|The Gift, giving it their all|
|I do love a good twin-neck|
|The Rock Den massive look on in wonder|
The Gift and IT
We may be a little bit crazy
or so we've often been told
but to leave us all standing there
waiting outside in the cold!
Misunderstandings and altercations
and the three band line up
had now been reduced to two
Sometimes bad things happen
but what on Earth else can you do?
So we're down there at the Rock Den
Chris, Peter and me
and now there's just two bands
that we've come down from Stevenage to see
but there's no time to dwell
on what if's, if only's and regrets
the upside was of course
that both bands got to play longer sets
and they certainly didn't disappoint us
they both got it more than just right
IT and the Gift between them
gave us all a truly wonderful night
they were worth every single penny
of the money to get there we'd spent
as someone once said
"Two out of three ain't bad"
I'm so thankfully glad that we went.
G M - February 2018
And so until the next time, whenever that may be, keep enjoying and supporting live music whenever and wherever you are.