THERE’S a few last minute things to pack the car and we leave right on schedule at 6am. Margaret drives the first shift.
At Carlisle we stop at a McDonalds for breakfast and I take over driving. We stop and swap over a few times before getting to our pal Ponnie’s in Brighton just after 3am leaving some time for a chat and a coffee before we have to go into town and load in at Komedia.
We’ve heard a lot about this venue but never been in before. It’s quite some place – fantastic room, great PA and good people.
Doors open at 7.30pm and support Rothstein (Nico Scerri) hits the stage soon after 8pm. He plays a nice set and capes with a runaway bass drum as it works it’s way across the stage then, after a quick changeover, it;s my turn to take the stage.
There’s a good crowd in and a great vibe in the room. I have a blast playing and there’s plenty time to catch up with some folks round the merch table before tidying up. We’ve been invited to a local whisky bar for a dram so we make a quick visit and chat with some of the folks who;d been at my show then take our way back to Ponnie’s for snack, more whisky and good blether.