Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Merthyr Rock 3rd September 2011

We started the day with a fry up and a nice easy beer at our local pub.
And at about 3pm we got in the van and headed to Merthyr for the biggest music festival they have ever had. It was called Merthyr Rock and we were very excited about it.
They were putting it on in the grounds of Cyfarthfa Castle which is well old but not as old as it looks.
We were taken to the dressing rooms and given vouchers for dinner and promised loads of beer.
While he was waiting for the beer to arrive, Billy went through the words for the songs. Adam and 2Hats were on annual leave and Maggot had had a break down after his dog had been run over so we were seriously down on numbers hence Billy learning the words.
Ross, who has always been to scared to do any of the raps, was wearing one of my old T shirts. I had about 500 million and had to make some space so I gave them to the boys. This was one of my favourites.
Bethan Elfyn, she does the Radio on BBC Radio Wales, had a tent up there too.
She had invited us to go head to head in a quiz against Sean and Keith from Merthyr post hardcore metal band The Blackout. I love a good quiz and my main man Eggsy is the quiz king, I knew we would win. We had asked for questions on Police Academy but when we got there we found out it was a pop quiz. 
We still won.
There was no time to bask in the glory of winning the quiz. As soon as we were done we had to run and go to the stage (that's Eggsy's dad Ruts with Billy, Ruts is well safe).
We had some guest dancers with us. Jamie Taylor, not only did he read the news for us when we were on XFM South Wales, he also plays the bass guitar to a high standard in his Coral tribute band, The Broken Vinyl Club.
We went on and did all them songs and all that.
Some dude had made a sign.  
BLUE WAFFLE is the name of our new album out 17th October.
It was a good rave up and it was nice to see Leroy Fashions back on the stage with us in his old red track suit.
After the gig, Greyham got fully naked in the dressing room, I didn't take any photos of that though.
Jamie Taylor said he had had the best day of his life.
And the Mayor of Merthyr and his missus came to have a chat.
Later, Billy found a huge computer.
It said we killed it! I thought we were quite good.
We missed Cast but went out to watch popular dad rockers Ocean Colour Scene.
I found Billy dodging the rain.
The people in the crowd were having a really good time. This woman tried to have a conversation with me but I couldn't understand her, she was well smashed.
And Greyham and Ross were flying too.
We went home and some of the boys went off to the pub, Billy went to a curry house and seems to have lost all bag with all his stuff in it but he did make it home.
It was a great festival and we all got smashed.

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