So I know this a bit late, but what the hell.
We had a totally amazing time in September, we are all still a bit weary this is possibly why it has taken so long to write this update. The other reason could be that I am a massive nonce. I’m going with the latter.
So massive thanks has to be given to our good friends; Jan Matthias, Latterman, Caves, Blacklist Royals and Rad Medicine.Not forgetting Tim and El for an outstanding day in Southsea.
Gateshead: Fantastic to see Inxsane, this band are amazing. Pure Graft were late.
Sheffield: We missed Inxsane, we were late, Pure Graft were great.
Cambridge: See below post. anyway It was mint.
Southsea: Southsea fest was loads of fun, what I can remember of it. Highlights for the day had to be Helen and El of course, Above them, Great Cynics and Muncie Girls. They closed the bar early because the bands were too drunk and Lloyd had to hide me fro the police when they came to check it out. Thats what you get when you make the rider bottles of wine.
Hipflask; Jura,Talisker,Red Stagg
Kingston: We got to the venue early and met a guy called Sebastian who had traveled from Switzerland just for the gig! We took him under our wing and had walked down to see the VRGNS matinée gig, a total Sunday treat. So after we headed back to the Peel. The gig was sweet, it was a great to see Jan and Latterman after so long. The Peel looks weird now they have painted it all white, but the sound man was a dude and we had loads of fun. Afterwards we stopped with the crazy man Matt White, he has too much technology in his house, most of which we couldn’t work. All we wanted to do was watch the news!
Hipflask; Jura,Talisker,Red Stagg, Jura Superstition
Birmingham: The birth place of heavy metal, allegedly. We thought this was gonna be a bit of a quiet one, so we decided to drink as much cheap cider as could get from the sweary ghost behind the bar. Actually the gig was totally mint, it was very hot and sweaty and afterwards we watched Back to the future! Gear!
In the morning we went for breakfast with caves and had a game of trivial pursuit (kids edition), it was a landslide victory by Caves over Bear Trade and for the record, Callum. Eric Clapton is not famous for playing the drums.
Hipflask; Jura,Red Stagg
Leeds: We got to Leeds about 1pm, and did the only thing we know how to do. Also there was a totally excellent games room at the Brudenell, we played what was possibly the longest darts match in history and the quickest game of kicker ever. Bromley for the cup!
The rider was a fridge full of Orangeboom, so everyone was in high spirits. The gig was good too.
Hipflask; Jura,Talisker,Red Stagg, Snow Goose
Bristol: So we had some canny scran in York then headed back down south, this was the last gig with Latterman and Caves, it was another great night and we all wished that we had at least one more night. there was a lot of love and hip flasks were passed round frequently. Then we met Timmy. Charmita!
Hipflask; Jura,Red Stagg, Snow Goose
Exeter: So we said goodbye to Latterman and Caves and set off for Exeter. We decided to stop off in Weston-Super-Mare for a picnic and play on the pier. Good picnic, we were the youngest people there by about 50 years.
Anyway tonight we were heading to the Cavern to play with Blacklist Royals, its always nice to go to the Cavern, you know you’ll get well fed and the sound will be awesome. Thanks to Jon for running out and buying me and Peter some Linda mac sausages. Gear!
‘The Royals’ as they insisted we called them were top lads, and a great band. The gig was good and we even got a chance to see some of Exeter’s local talent. We stopped in Exmouth with Lloyd’s parents. They live right by the sea so we took some booze down to the beach, it was very dark and you couldn’t see well enough to look for fire wood. We all fell asleep on the beach for a while, then Peter realised that it was September and probably not the best idea, so we got up and went back to Lloyd’s parents.
Hipflask; Jura, Red Stagg, Makers Mark
Swansea: So what should have been a 2 hour drive became almost a 5 hour drive because of 3 lots of rush hour traffic and a crash. Great job!
We arrive outside Mozarts, tonight is a special night because Pugs is doing his first stand up gig. I don’t know what was more funny, his jokes or him trying not to throw up in between. Either way it was good. A local band played called the boneless ones, they were mint and I hope we get to see them again.
So the rest is pretty hazy, I know that Pugs, me and Dave started a street gang and I remember eating a pizza. Can’t remember the name of the gang, but it was tough.
In the morning Pugs and Jamie took us to a little cafe along the Mumbles so we could have chips by the beach. It was a pretty awesome ending to the week and set us up for the drive home.
Hipflask; Red Stagg, Makers Mark
York: We were all back at work today, so today was very hard. We were excited to be meeting up with the Blacklist Royals again though, so this got us through. Tonight cider was our business and business was good, at least it seemed that way. On the way home we nearly got washed away by the rain, but Peter was a legend and got us all home in one piece.
The next day all of the north-east was pretty much under water, I think god was angry that our tour had finished.
Hip flask; empty.