I dash outside as fast as my stick allows to catch the bus home, thinking, a shower, on with the gigging gear, dash back out to catch train to London, alas, shower occupied by youngest daughter so it’s a ‘Glasgow Shower’ for me, shhhhhhh, psst, psst and I don’t smell too bad.
A quick change and then goodbye’s to the family and I’m off, I pick up a pastie and a couple of cans of from the local Kandola then a quick bus ride and I’m at Stevenage station waiting for the fast train to Kings Cross.
The train ride allows me to catch up with one of my colleagues I don’t see much of at work these days which is a nice start to the evening, that and the giant Cornish pastie!
Arriving at Kings cross I set off following my route map (courtesy of Google Maps) to find the venue, Kevin B has trained me well.
I’m about 2/3 of the way there when I pass the Lucas Arms, well I didn’t actually pass the Lucas Arms as sitting outside supping on a pint was a certain Matt Stevens and several of the Celbr8 / Camrock crew.
|The Lucas Arms|
Matt was as pleased to see me as I was to see him as he thought, as did I initially, that I wouldn't be able to make it along tonight, so there we were sitting outside the pub enjoying a couple of pints of Golden Hen, chatting about prog, Celebr8, Camrock etc. the time soon passed and it was off to the venue, Westminster Kingsway College Theatre literally just down the street.
The college of media / arts is a splendid building and the students involved with tonight's show seemed a lovely bunch, with the entrance a mere £6 and also buy a raffle ticket for £1:50 and exchange it at the ‘bar’ for a dumpy beer or a bucket of wine, Shiraz here I come, these are prices I can afford!
Roger Marsh was there as I arrived along with Robert Ramsay and a host of others, many recognisable faces from Celebr8 / Celebr8.2, The Peel and Cambridge Rock Festival.
First are on first, young enthusiastic, noisy, and really quite good, the bass player looked somewhat fearsome but he’s got a 5 string and can play it, nice opening set.
|The Fierce and the Dead|
Cheers all, until the next time.