Punk Rock: Classic and Modern

The REOFFENDERS are on an indefinite break. Never say never, but we currently have no plans to play. However, we had joy and we had fun... and we blogged about it. Enjoy reading and reliving some good times.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Heavy Bank Holiday Weekend

We started the weekend on Friday with a gig in Tavistock. It's a small pub but we made better use of the space than last time we were there which helped us enjoy it more. We also found that people came out earlier to watch the band than last time. Tavistock is a long journey back to Exeter so it was a late night.

Saturday saw us at The Bolton in Brixham. We arrived to find that they'd extended their licence until 1am so we reshuffled our setlist to include more songs and play three sets instead of two, with us starting at 10pm. It was nicely full, hot and sweaty as always - we do love it there! The late set and the fact that we're rubbish at clearing away quickly meant a bedtime of 4am. Very rock n roll!

And onto Sunday at the BMAD Bike Festival at Paignton. It's our third consecutive year there, this time playing in a big marquee instead of outdoors which I think gave a better atmosphere - as mentioned about the Double Locks gig, people spread out more and stay further away at outdoor stages. I wanna see the whites of their eyes, MOFO!

We watched Bates Motel when we arrived, followed by The Cadence - the whole day lineup was our myspace friends, it was great!

Then it was our turn! We rattled through an hour's set of 19 songs at lightning speed with much jumping around both on stage and in the audience. Indesit and Smeg journeyed through the crash barrier, out into the audience during Should I Stay or Should I Go to much amusement.

I definitely felt that we performed better than any other BMAD festival that we've done in the past. We're better at knowing what we want from sound engineers, how to move on a big stage.... let's face it, it's what we like!

We watched Morph close the day's music. It's the first time I've seen them, despite trying to get to one of their gigs for what seems like ages now. They had technical problems with their guitar amp so Paul lept to the rescue with his Randall amp and the show carried on to much applause and moshing in the audience.

We polished off the day by seeing SQY at the Lime Tree!

Phew! I'm knackered now!


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