A quick dash up the M1 and for the first time ever drove straight to the Boardwalk without getting lost at the big roundabout!
First surprise of the night was that there was no support, so it was straight into the action........the set, almost from memory, was something along the lines of................
The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
An Outbreak of Vitas Gerulaitis
For What is Chatteris
If I Had Posession Over Pancake Day
Fuckin Ell It's Fred Titmus
Four Skinny Indie Kids
Corgi Registered Friends
Monmore Hare's Running
The Len Ganley Stance
Irk The Purists (where were you John?)
Thems The Vagaries
The Best Things In Life/I Went To A Wedding Medley
I Left My Heart In Papworth General
Improv Workshop Mimeshow Gobshite
Venus In Flares
Look Dad No Tunes
San Antonio Foam Party
A Shropshire Lad
24 Hour Garage People
Used To Be In Evil Gazebo
Joy Division Oven Gloves
99% Of Gargoyles Look Like Bob Todd
Quite possibly the best HMHB gig I've been to, 24 Hour Garage People (Captain) and Vatican Broadside had some amusing changes, Len Ganley appeared, what can I say, 28/29 tracks in my favourite venue. It was just spot on, favourite band, favourite venue, favourite songs, and blimey, they must have made a packet on Newcastle Brown!
P.S. The Gents were knee deep in piss and soggy bog rolls when the doors opened, so I hope they aren't blaming the people who were there last night for that!
Roll on Wolverhampton!!!!!!!!!
P.P.S. When am I going to be able to buy Chatteris, Joy Division and CORGI?????? I want them NOW!