BRILLIANT gigs by TVSmith ..as usual i arrive too late to the bar for the accoustic set :-( it is PACKED to the rafters yet again
so we do our best to shuffle around at the back ...way at the back . However the weekend was certainly TVSmiths ..he done the fans proud
on all occasions .
other highlights for me were the fantastic RUTS DC - WOW ! what a set ! i couldve listened to them for another hour at least , the RUTS songs just comming and my poor legs from jumping up and down ....deary me :-( Seggs and Ruffy and Leigh all stopped for a chat and that made my night complete .
DirtBox Disco were good live too and are fast becomming a festival favourite , they drew quite a crowd ... also John Robbs spoken word with Viv and Gaye and Jeff turner were fanstatic.... i found Viv Albertines chat very entertaining and informative, she was brilliant.
ESSO from the Lurkers was good too, he is a great bloke with loads to say on many subjects , he was selling his book this year which im told is a superb read..he is also a bloke i wouldnt want to get on the wrong side off , he doesnt seem the type to hang about too long before flattening people who piss him off :-)
so many to see ...some dropped out like Pure HEll ! :-( NO FUN as i really wanted to see those guys too :-(
i went to the PIL soundcheck early in the morning , all the crew were busy ,and when i asked if john was going to arrive they said NO -we use a a CD these days , RISE was playing at the time ..however when we went outside a greeny coloured people carrier with blacked out windows arrived, it drove past a few times before parking ...then security approached it .. some chatting went on ...then it drove off again ...only to return later ....
Rambo was spotted nearby so we can only assume Lydon was surveying the venue and the door he was going to be led through soon. Too much fannying around tho to be honest , just do the soundcheck ...make yourself accessible to fans Mr Lydon and no one will want to swamp you at gigs...just act normal eh .. all that security just adds to the tension.
anyhoo-- good to meet all you folks again ....Fred ,Alan ,Steve da Fish ... etc .... we had a good time there , but seeing TVSmith and the RUTS DC made my weekend worth it ... fantastic !