DESPITE a 2am bedtime we’re up early – we need to get on the road and Rodge and Jan are off to Harrogate.
We chat over breakfast then hit the road to Oxford stopping at a services en route for a sandwich.
We’re staying a few miles north of Oxford which makes sense for tomorrow’s trip to mid-Wales and we check into our Premier Inn just after 3pm…time for a shower and chill before we head into Oxford to load in and soundcheck at Port Mahon.
The venue is a good sized upstairs room above a pub. We get the back drop and my gear unpacked then soundndman Logan gets me sound checked.
Doors open at 7.30pm and stage time is 8pm. It’s not a huge crowd, but fine for the room and – apart from four drunk folks who get asked to leave – a very appreciative one.
I play two 45-minute sets…there’s a comedy moment when the backdrop falls down towards the end of my first set…then we hang out and chat before clearing up and loading out.
We didn’t have time for any dinner and find a kebab van not he way back to the hotel. 1am kebab fest!