We started by setting up our PA, drum kit and amps at Topsham FC to soundcheck for tonight's gig. They have a DJ on all afternoon and don't really want us soundchecking late. All that done, the drum kit is dismantled and the amps and drums loading into the van to drive to Newt Beer Festival.
We arrived at Newt just before 3pm and had a bit of time to get some chips (and I managed to get a beer) and say hello to Gary from Taunton who we haven't seen in ages and was sporting a rather nice tshirt ;-). It was also good to see Jamie from the Simmertones although we didn't really manage to talk. Boo hiss.
We were due onstage at 4.10pm but the yard of ale competition ran on a little later than expected and so we had to cut our set a bit. However we flew through the songs to squeeze in as much as possible and had the audience bouncing around the marquee... at 4.30 in the afternoon! Result!
Big thanks to everyone from Wellington who were down the front, Matt and Ken from Fizzy Milk and Gary from Taunton. It was great to see so many familiar faces, and to see so many people bobbing up and down to Seasons in the Sun! Yay!
We're gonna have some grub now and then do it all again at Topsham Football Club. Tune in for the next thrilling installment...
As Gary was wearing a Reoffenders T-shirt loads of people thought he was in the band and kept coming up telling him how good it was! We overheard several other positive comments too. Gary and I thoroughly enjoyed it - he always looks forward to a bit of moshing!!
By TopCat, at 11:39 am, July 14, 2009
A superb afternoon. Very wet. Good cider and a great performance by the west's best punk band !
By Gary, at 1:11 pm, July 14, 2009