The event ran from 12 midday 'til 12 midnight with many bands playing, leading to a slight challenge with getting them all on and off stage in time:
The line up... Whooooooooooooo I hear you say!
One band turned up with this magnificent display of professional cabling.
Guess what Doggboy had to fix!
Rob DJ! Spinning some chilled out tunes for us between bands
This lead guitarist made me laugh, as I never actually saw him smoke any cigarettes, only hold them in his mouth for style! Rock 'n Roll!!!!
The Bass player going for it from the Tights
The very neat stage - I like it ran tidy you know! :]
There were a group of very drunk people dancing and falling over at one point. Very entertaining to watch.
When we were setting up the penultimate band, a group of people where counting out their pennies on the stage (literally) and discussing that they needed an extra £1 to buy a beer. Overhearing this, I gave them a pound ('cos I'm nice like that), but this lead to me being enthusiastically hugged by about 4 complete strangers, although one was a cute girl, so I'm not complaining ;)
The compére was Dan Johnson from the BBC and we had a good laugh, as a lot of his time was spent announcing lost property and children, rather then compéring, but we were almost in tears when we got given this lost dog, as we had no idea what to do with it, as no one claimed it. It could shake paws though!
The last band of the evening were a very entertaining covers band, but the crowd invaded the stage at the end of the last song and they decided it would be fun to grab and shout down the microphones. A few of us had to go on stage with elbows while I grabbed and unplugged all the mics as quickly as possible. A mini riot :]
We finished packing up at 1:30am and there just had to be one more event befoer the evenig was out, did there not? Oh yes there did:
We towed the box trailer, full of the PA gear, up the main hill using Andy's 4x4, but when me and Rich unhitched it, the hand brake on the tralier couldn't hold all the weight and it started to roll back down the hill.
"Shit" was said very loud as me and Rich grabbed the trailer and were pretty much rolling on the floor desperatly trying to stop the thing from rolling away, while Andy found a rock to chock one set of wheels...We did it just in time and then pissed ourselves laughing! Phew
The trailer in question
Today, I'm Most Angry About: After a hard lunchtime circuit training class, I had to take a completely cold shower, as due to the kids being off school and swimming all day in the leisure pool, all the hot water had gone. Brrrrr :[
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 3/10