UP EARLY on the campsite at Upton – we need to get the tent down and all the gear packed…then into town to pick up all my gear at last night’s venue before the road closes.
The non-stop rain means the tent’s wet, so we bundle it into the spare wheel compartment int he boot. At least the rain’s off when we break down camp!
After picking up the gear we hit the road to Hudderfield, stopping at motorway serve ices for some lunch en route. We drive through torrential rain and get to the Railway Inn, Marsden in good time to load in for the Sunday Blues Train show at 4pm. Our pal Pat – who booked me for the show – and soundman Rico are ready and waiting.
t’s a long time since I;ve played a “two 45s” set and my hastily scribbled set list (I forgot to pick up the carefully curated and printed ones from the studio before we left!) includes some stuff I’ve not played in ages.
All goes well, though, and there’s a packed house for the show.
By 7.30pm we’re not he road home and split the driving stopping. to pick a sandwich and then coffee. We’re home soon after midnight. The gear can wait ’til morning!