Saturday, 18 September 2010


Ok, so on Saturday 11th September we set off for the annual Camden & Kentish Town pub crawl culminating in the Gong & Space Ritual concert at the Forum, this is a very special event on the calender for many reasons, not least, it is THE Hat's outing!

THE hat at rest in the Sir John Betchamin, St. Pancras, London.

Below, Garry takes a turn in, THE Hat.

And of course.............................................

Me in THE Hat.

But sadly, it's not ours, it is of course, the one and only, Kev's Hat

Kev in HIS Hat.


Now my mate Kevin's got an awesome hat
with a propeller on the top how cool is that?

You can even share it & wear it if you dare
but be prepared if people stop and stare

Out come the camera's clickety click
Kevin's Gonging hat is awfully chic

Now the hat went to London and we all did too
where we met a fair maiden who couldn't get a brew

The Bull and Gate pub doesn't do a cup of tea
and for a poor Gonging lass that was a misery

We suddenly noticed that Garry had disappeared
and when he came back we all clapped and cheered

For there in his hand was a steaming cup of tea
for the lass in need, such kindness you rarely see

The hat, well, it seems to have a profound effect
and lead you into situations that you don't expect

But you shouldn't be surprised at such a philosophy
it's all part of being in the Gong family

So, have a cup of tea, have another one, have a cup of tea
and come Gonging round London with my friends and me.

THE Hat takes a break at Camden Lock before leading us on to see the wonderful, Nik Turner's



After which, as Steve Hillage sang, It's All Too Much (Obviously!)
That's Kev & Garry by the way, not me as someone thought on Facebook!

Hugs & Teapots until next time.



  1. I must check the Gong gig list next year before booking my holidays! Sounds as though it was as wonderful as last year which was The Hat's first outing. Unfortunately due to some sub standard soldering the propeller stopped working. There was a solution, have a cup of tea!

  2. i'm a fan of the hat .....or is the hat a fan on me.