Tuesday, 28 August 2012

One Out of Three...

What a weekend we have just had!!! After the summer we have (not) had, I suppose we couldn't have expected anything else, particularly with England's ability to pour water from the sky on Bank Holidays anyway.

We should have played three gigs this weekend but only managed the one.

Saturday and Monday should have seen us at Garstang's Music and Arts Festival. But on Saturday morning as it came time to pack the gear into the car, the rain was just coming down like stair rods. The car in the corner of the cul-de-sac was up to its wheel trims in water as the drains refused to cope. A couple of streets away, the residents made the local paper, wading knee deep in the street. I called our contact in Garstang and we agreed to cancel for the day and keep fingers crossed for Monday.

It did no good. On Monday morning we watched the rain lashing down and the phone rang to cancel the gig.

At least our Sunday night gig went ahead. This was out at Over Wyre Football Club in Stalmine and was for a 70th birthday party. We were safely indoors. But the weather, perhaps somewhat infuriatingly, was gorgeous anyway!

This was a record event - we played 6 full hours! Oh... my fingers...!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Bank Holiday Monday Garstang Gig Cancelled

I've had word from the organisers at Garstang that they are cancelling the planned outdoor gig today. The weather continues to be somewhat unpleasant with the forecast for "tropical-like" storms today.

Sorry to all our regulars who may have been hoping to see us. We hope next year we may get some better weather. The organisers are thinking about alternative venues for next year in case of bad weather so hopefully we will manage an appearance in 2013!

Much love, John and David

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Garstang Cancellation Today

Sorry folks but we have had to cancel today's gig at the Garstang Music & Arts Festival due to weather conditions. Water and electrics don't mix I'm afraid.

We are keeping fingers crossed that Monday will be a bit better!