Posts Tagged ‘blt’

Sharabang Tour: Liverpool

June 7, 2010

hola,

The ‘up north’ part of the Sharabang tour started in Liverpool, a city i’ve been to a few times. Twas a lovely day, and despite the early start, everyone seemed to be in good spirits on the bus. I don’t even want to think about how long it actually took to get there, needless to say, many service stations were visited. Many over-priced BLT sandwiches were bought.

The gig was good fun, although not as busy as we’d hoped. One of my best friends from school came down, as he lives in the city, so it was good to see a familiar face. After the gig we just drank quite a bit, as beer was so cheap. Ben went off to the club next door and drank a whole pitcher to himself, nice work.

We got a cab back to the travel lodge but the bed/person ratio was way out and i ended up on the floor with my trousers as a pillow. i woke up all full of ache, although alfie giving me his McMuffin eased this slightly. I’d never had one before, frankly because they look rotten, but they actually taste alright. relatively. Compared the their hash browns.

So that was liverpool.

If you are reading this today (7th June) then we have a gig at the Boogaloo in highgate tonight. It’s acoustic and there’s some good bands supporting, so worth a look i reckon!

Also, our E.P alchemy came out fully today!!! You can buy your copy here….

Take care

Gaoler’s Daughter!

Babyshambles Tour pt. 2

December 24, 2009

The Nottingham gig at Rock city was the last date we were playing on this particular tour. I’d heard a lot about the venue and couldn’t wait to get there. Again we got a confused as to where the venue actually was, and it didn’t help that it started snowing as we were peering out of the windscreen, looking for ‘Talbot Street’. After Ben asked in Starbucks for directions though, we found the venue.

All the staff there were really friendly. Although every time I walked past one of the crew, they seemed to be talking about Scalextrix. Namely the 1992 Nigel Mansell World Champion set. Slightly strange, but you’ve got to have hobbies and I’m sure it’s a great set to own, play and maintain.

We had catering provided here too! This amazed me and I ordered Cumberland sausage and lashings of diet coke as old Enid Blyton might say (no ginger beer I’m afraid)

 The gig was great too. The crowd were absolutely amazing, really up for listening to new music and I spotted a few groups of people having a little boogie in the confines of the packed Rock City venue. We were worried about playing some of the slower songs, mainly From Russia With Love, because the instinct is to play a support set full high energy tunes to get the crowd pumped up ready for the main act. However, i think the gamble to play it payed off as it was one of the best recieved songs of the night, and showed the crowd a different side to us as a band (I’ll put the lyrics up soon, with a short explanation on the subject of the song). Nottingham: Easily the best gig of the year for me, so major points to Nottingham, can’t wait to return!

After our set we hung around with the lovely guys from The Skuzzies, drinking our rider and exchanging stories. From what I could see of their set, it looked like they played a great gig too.

And all too soon, it was time to go home. We couldn’t stay to meet and talk to anyone which was a shame, but we needed to start the long trek back to London, and after saying our goodbyes to the ‘shambles and The Skuzzies and Crew, we piled into the our van and roared off (nearly taking a lamp-post with us. shhhh)

The inevitable service station stop off happened, which i would have been grateful for had they not been charging £4.50 for a BLT sandwich!!! That is ridiculous. I went hungry out of protest, found the crumbled remains of my custard creams in my bag and ate them on the way home. Getting into the van I split my trousers in a big way. This made getting home on the tube the next day rather a challenge without getting arrested for indecent exposure. Luckily I had a scarf which I could strategically place to avoid the police getting involved.

Anyway, so all in all, an amazing couple of days. And I know I speak for everyone when I say we can’t wait to hit the road again in 2010!

ciao,

Gaoler’s x