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Sunday, 14 December 2014

FERRERO ROCHERS AND CHRISTMAS HATS - TOUCHSTONE AT THE BORDERLINE

Well, here we are, December and Christmas is looming large and approaching faster than anyone cal tell, so without further ado......................................................................................................


Friday the 12th of December it was my work Christmas meal out at lunchtime, which, under normal circumstances would see me heading off home afterwards in a 'merry' state and most probably falling asleep on the sofa, but not this particular Friday, oh no, for after the meal (& lashings of very fine ale) I was heading straight of to London with those fine Fellowship gentlemen for the Touchstone Christmas Party, supported by another great band, Symphony of Pain, at The Borderline.

Despite copious amounts of ale I manage to negotiate the escalator without incident!
So, why the title Ferror Rochers and Christmas hats, read on and maybe you'll find out why!


Friday the 12th of December
And the Fellowship are on the move again
A late afternoon meet for a London bound train
Two of the party are already somewhat merry
Yuletide beers not Christmas sherry

Mr. C and THE Christmas hat!
On the train a Christmas hat appears
Cover your ears
Wearing it induces the singing of carols
Such a lovely sound
Especially on the underground
As the train takes its Fellowship load
To spew them out at Tottenham Court Road
Soon to arrive in Wetherspoons
And although we’re in no hurry
Those who have not yet eaten
Indulge in a hot madras curry
We meet up with Roger, John and Stacy
The curries were rather tasty
And for a while we stay here
Enjoying another beer
Before dropping into the Crobar
For substitute JD’s, yes please
Until it’s time for the Borderline

More Christmas hats appear
In fact they’re everywhere
Tonight is the Touchstone Christmas party
And that’s what we’re here to do, to celebrate
Armed with Ferro Rochers for Kim
More than enough to fill a plate!

Symphony of Pain
Symphony of Pain open the proceedings
Kevin gets to be ‘The Bride’
Love lies bleeding
Peter has disappeared into the crowd
Chris is down the front with Roger where it’s loud
I hide
S o P put on a great show it must be said
We all sang along to “For now I’m dead”


The Borderline has now filled up somewhat
A sea of Christmas hats in the crowd
Touchstone take to the stage
We cheer so loud
They play a stunningly awesome set
And by far the best bit yet
We got to give Kim her Ferrero Rochers

Kim Seviour, all because the lady loves Ferrero Rocher
The journey home was fun
Especially on the tube
More carols and timewarps, nothing rude
The train was sedate by comparison
But spent with an enjoyable travelling companion
The lady who works for Arsenal football club
And supports Liverpool
Not sure whether this is really sensible
But then again nor are we, normally
All in all a great combination
Makes for an entertaining conversation
And once more home again draws near
From what was quite possibly
The gig of the year!
Mmm, I think I’ll go with that
And a Ferrero Rocher in a Christmas hat.

Touchstone in full sway
Grant Meaby

14/12/14

Now before I go I just have to mention, December also brought the new, long awaited, Pallas album wearewhoweare and, whilst I do not normally do album reviews or the like I just have to mention this one as, for me, it is pretty damn close to being the album of the year, was it worth the wait, you bet, it is, in my humble opinion, a masterpiece.


So, one more gig to go this year and that will be the IQ Christmas party at the O2 Academy Islington, looking forward to that one and maybe see some of you "Down the front" as they say, until then, cheers me dears, happy Yuletide.

Grant Meaby - December 2014

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