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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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Gigs of 2009

Crazy Apple in Norton Fitzwarren is a new venue. In fact, its a Village Hall but they have a great space there that is barely being used, something that the Crazy Apple people, a group of volunteers, are trying to put right! They have lots of young bands playing there, a great opportunity to play infront of an audience.

On Friday, The REOFFENDERS played at Crazy Apple supported by Hailing Star and Silent Mob. Both bands played brilliantly... I found it quite humbling seeing so much talent in musicians aged only 14-17!!!

We didn't have the biggest of audiences (perhaps the weather or post Xmas credit cards had an influence?) but we played for almost two hours to an appreciative, if a bit sparse, audience. We left out a lot of the sillier stuff. They didn't quite seem a Britney Spears type audience, although the world exploded during Nellie the Elephant! ;-)

We had a home gig at the Longbrooke in Exeter on Saturday. There were a lot of 'known' bands playing in the area so I reckon we did quite well to get the audience that we did. Lots of familiar faces, cheers guys! There was a group of ladies at a table in the middle of the pub, dressed very smartly, looking like unlikely moshpit candidates. But there they were, pogoing for all they were worth. Gave me a big smile, that did!

Dirt Devil Dave did great on both nights. Throwing him into a 1 hr 45min set for his first gig was perhaps a bit tiring and a baptism of fire, but he survived to tell the tale. Well done David :-D

p.s. the night was blighted by Bev having her purse nicked. If anyone knows anything about it, please either contact Bev on facebook/myspace or speak to the Longbrooke staff. Thanks


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