Friday 28 July 2017

Glasgow Calling – Strummerville Foundation fundraiser at McChuill’s….

UP early  – Margaret’s going to a funeral in Dundee and I’ve got a big list of stuff to get through before we go to Glasgow for tonight’s fundraising show for the Strummerville Foundation.

My main task to to get things set up so we can, hopefully, open up preorders for the new album net Friday (4 August). There’s a lot to be done and I manage to get a fair bit done by the time Margaret is back from Dundee and we have lunch.

I pack the car and we head for Jonzip and Maggi’s where we’re staying tonight. We sit outside for a while and then have some grub before loading in at McChuill’s in town. 

THere’s four bands, two DJs and a fair bit of setup before doors open at 7pm.

A band called Shane kick things off and are followed by Sweet Vendettas with the DJs covering the changeovers. I’m up next then The Zips close the night. I’m a bit concerned that my lack of Joe Stummer/Clash songs might not be the best way to win folks over, but the crowd is brilliant and I have a blast. Amongst the throng is a guy from my year at school who I hadn’t;t seen in over 35 years…we make lots of new pals 🙂

Back at Jonzip and Maggi’s we have more grub…it’s nearly 5am when we call it a night!

The Zips play a blinder and close the night

Sweet Vendettas are second band on…and a hard act to follow