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5th June 04
Marylebone Road, London.
Simon puts the finishing
touches to the stage
Don't like that Bradley Pitts....... Too
11th June 04
The most horrendous journey imaginable today. In
15 years we have never been late for a gig....but this
was about as close as we have ever come.
In spite of more or less arriving and going straight on
stage, we did a good show.
The following morning, I strolled around the town of
Eastbourne and wondered who buys all the rock that is in
such plentiful supply in all the shops. I have not
seen anyone eating rock for years. Eddie was
suffering from the previous nights cocktail of Carlsberg
and a particularly malicious doner kebab. His
departure from Eastbourne was delayed for reasons which
I am sure you can imagine.
12th June 04
Rick and Roy arrived at the theatre some time before
Eddie and Dirk, as explained in yesterdays entry, so
were the only ones present for the press call. The
proposed "Abbey Road" mock up photo shoot was
abandoned as it would have clearly been a farce with
just the two of us.... and anyway....after the last time
we did it on the real crossing...I can't say that it is
an experience I would have liked to repeat.
Instead, we did some dressing room shots for the local
18th June 04
Back at Nailcote for the first time this year.
This is the only gig we have done that has seen just
about every line up of the band. We have been
playing here every year since 1992. Nice to see
Les Hemmings in the audience, and applying some nifty
footwork on the dance floor. And who mentioned it
was Macca's 62nd???... No one...tsh!
25th June 04
A corporate gig on our doorstep!!! and such a
beautiful venue, Liverpool Town Hall, scene of the
Beatles civic reception for the premier of A Hard Days
Night a little under 40 years ago (10 July 1964)..oh...I
hadn't realised it was THAT close to the actual
date....hmm keeps in with the 40th anniversary concept
So anyway.... like I said, a beautiful place,
but the ballroom sounds like an aircraft hangar when
music is played, so it was a bit of struggle to get a
decent sound. At least the Fabs only had to stand
on the balcony and wave to screaming masses below, the
only people on Castle Street tonight were a couple of
drunks and a traffic warden making his way home.
Another dental incident for Rick at this gig, who lost a
crown about an hour before stage time.
"A bit Keef Richards dontcha think?" Roy
was more inclined to think it was a bit more Shane
McGowan..... he was probably right!! Oh
yeah!...Roy turned up to tonight with the freshly
re-wired Telecaster... so hopefully no more pops and
bangs from that little bugger in the Let It Be section
of the theatre show.
In spite of the sound problems, we had a great gig and
were tremendously well received. We were followed
on stage by the appearance of Gerry Marsden singing
"You'll Never Walk Alone".
Would just like to say a big thank you to the staff at
the Town Hall, who were all really helpful and looked
after us so well.