The Key Theatre
So! On a wet n’ windy Saturday 2nd of July, we headed out to Peterborough to play our first gig for Sweeney Entertainments at The Key Theatre.
We arrived to find the staff most helpful, and they unloaded our gear while we directed them (helpfully of course) with what went where.
Sound check finished and we headed to the bar area cos it seemed the natural thing to do.
Now Mark being designated driver got off lightly with a pint of soda water while Kev and myself went for the Cornish cider!! I knew it was a mistake! It tasted like something you put on your chips!
Back in the dressing room I poured myself a JD, only to find after one glug I had a bad case of heartburn! Sh&t! That Cornish cider! Mark came to the rescue and passed me the gaviscon, to Kev’s amusement. We often indulge in a fair bit of drug taking before and after a show with Cocadamol, Ibruprofen, Movelat ointment and maybe a bit of Tramadol depending on how seized up we are from sitting in a van for three hours. 🙂
Hopefully that will explain this photo?
The show itself kicked off to an appreciative crowd that soon got into the spirit of things, after we battered them into submission.
During the interval I met some lovely folk who wasted no time in telling me what a great time they were having, and “Could you play Little Wing, Voodoo Chile etc.” All in all a very friendly lot. Also good to catch up with Jill & Julian, faces from way back in 2011 when we played over in Rhodes.
The second half was a lot more relaxed with some Foxy Ladies and a very young Isabel joining us onstage for… Foxy Lady. After Voodoo Chile closed the set we were gobsmacked to get a standing ovation! (Either that or everyone wanted to catch the last bus home?)
Back on for the guitar burning finale, Wild Thing and it was over… well apart from heading up to the merch stall and doing that photo thing with some more satisfied customers.
We just love meeting the folk that come along to our gigs and show us some luuuuurve.
See you soon.
John, Kev & Mark