Sunday, 29 May 2011

Osfest 28th May 2011

We had driven up from Bristol over night to Oswestry and had hit it hard.
Rossco was the first up.

Closely followed by Greyham.

Then 2hats found a toaster in the backstage building and made 4 rounds of toast for himself.

Eggo got up and went for Coco Pops.

At this time in the morning we were broken men.

We decided to try and pick ourselves up by going for a look around the festival site.

Greyham was feeling hungry.

And Rossco decided it was Pimm's o'clock.

Even though Billy said he wasn't going to drink today he thought a cup of Pimm's wouldn't hurt.

Backstage Adam was taking advantage of the free curry and chili.

And Mike was trying to work out the rules of computer golf.

We went over to the VIP area to do some press.

And talk to the newspapers.

And Adam and Mike had some fish eat their feet.

Ruff house!

Then we went to the funfair.

And got whiplash.

Adam and me went on the shit spinner, all the others were to scared.

And we found out why. At this point I am screaming "make it stop".

I nearly lost control of my self, it was nuts.

There was just enough time for a quick cocktail.

And then Mike took us to a football based game.

It was shit.

This is all the Osfest crew, they are well safe!

Example (he is a singer or something) was on after us and he brought a TV with him and set it up so we could watch the Champions League final, well some of it cause we were on stage during the second half.

It was a great gig and we kind of broke the stage, well Billy did in 3 places.

After we met some of the party people.

We got on it and Rossco eat the left over sandwiches.

On the way back to Wales we got woken up at 8am cause the bus had broken down and one of the wheels had nearly fallen off.

So the bus company fixed us up with a limo to get us home safe.

Some of us felt truly alive, others weren't quite so chipper.

On the way we stopped off for breakfast.

It was a great weekend out, thank you Osfest!

Vegfest Bristol 27th May 2011

We were playing in Bristol at Vegfest. We got there about 6pm and we were going on at 8pm. When we got there we did a few interviews.

Then we got ready for the show, 2hats had a new hat.

And mike broke out the rum.

And suddenly we were ready.

There wasn't a bad turn out to be fair.

And the gig was a proper laugh.

After we hng out for a bit and met some of the Bristol massive.

Then we got on the bus and got into party mode as we were traveling to Oswestry to play at Osfest.

It was cocktail night.

2 minutes after his cocktail Billy passed, he usually doesn't last this long.

It was a proper wreck up!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Honest john Awards 19th May 2011

We were off to London and the only way to set yourself up for a big day is a breakfast at the Secret Garden Cafe in Newport.

We met the other boys and got into a new 17 seater scum bus with our trusty driver Anthony.

Soon (well after an hour of messing about) we were rollin'.

Greyham got on the sparkling French apple juice.

And Eggsy had a terrible accident, only Stan our sound engineer could help.

After Eggsy was cleaned up we stopped off so Mike could visit his favourite game machine. Minor prize also known as Pile Up (good name for a game in a motorway service station).

A few hours later and we reached our destination.
I was a little disappointed as I had thought we were playing with Aswad.

The gig was at the Water Rats and it was for Honest John who is some sort of car enthusiast. I believe they are called petrol heads by some and car dealers by others.

We hung out in the dressing room / cupboard under the stairs for a bit.

Then after a quick walk about, Eggsy got some chips.

And some of the others went to the pub across the road for beer and big plates of food.

Which I thought was very extravagant cause we had free booze and what to the casual observer looked like free fish and chips (Captain Birdseye style).

While the awards were on upstairs some of our friends, who were either hanging around or in London to see an instrumental band from Texas, popped in to say hi.

After the Awards finished it was time to do our bit.

It was a funny gig but a good gig, the crowd were there for the cars yet they seemed oddly impressed by a group of men in tracksuits from the south of Wales.

After, I played some records on my own while the others got pissed up in the dressing room and then it was time to get in the van. We also took some randoms from London back to Wales, I think they thought we were going to a hotel to party or something.

On the way back we stopped at a service station apparently. I don't remember stopping but I found this photo so we must have.


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