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redsnapper Ever have a disaster of a gig? (41) RE: Ever have a disaster of a gig? 05 Feb 08


Yes...several!

- playing in an Irish traditional group in the early 80s and booked to play at Wandsworth Prison for the inmates. Only to find that they were expecting C&W

- another well-paid gig in a rough pub in Battersea. The singer was "drunk as a bicycle" as mentioned above and we were thrown out on our ear with the instruments and gear following shortly behind. The singer, now mildly awake, tried to go back in to get the money.

- a city festival in The Hague. Nice open-air stage, acoustic set. But the stage was set up right adjacent to the busy main bus station. To cap it all the criminal promoter made off with all the fees, including those of a band in from Galicia.

- open air village festival in the Ardennes. The local "impresario" responsible for all the bookings (a him) took a great fancy to the whistle/flute player (a firmly heterosexual him) and spent the whole evening chasing him round the stage and village.

Ah! Those were the days!

RS


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