Tony Penultimate

Night of Triumph for Local Lad

After making the long journey by car back from Ulverston in the Lake District, (7 hours - I passed the time listening to Grayson Perrys Reith Lectures - highly recommended). I had a day off on Saturday and then then great pleasure of playing in my home town of Deal, Kent, at the local festival (bang goes my internet anonymity) - walking out of the door with my suit and uke in each hand for the five minute walk to the venue made a pleasant change from the early morning dashes for the plane or the train.

Just to prove that I'm not always posting positive reviews about the band, we had a highly sniffy review of our gig at Ulverston which despite selling out and being rapturously recieved (one audience member bought a copy of every single bit of merchanise we had - £160!) displeased the reviewer, proving that but you can't please all of the people, all of the time.

Its always nice to be singled out for a slagging, and sure enough a paragraph was dedicated to me, my physical appearance and my vocal deficiencies, in particular my 'singing out of tune' - not for the first time I might add!

Heigh Ho, it was therefore with some trepidation that I went to the Deal gig, as there were numerous attendees that I knew, plus my family were there as well. I needen't have worried, the band played a real blinder, or the gig was 'banging' (to use the modern vernacular) and with George back in the fold, the energy levels were high and we played well.

 A great pre gig supper in the Royal Hotel

After finishing the gig a few of us returned to the Royal Hotel for a couple of drinks before disappearing off into the night.

The next day it was back to normal as my daughter had to be got to school and it was changeover day at our holiday rental. My wife works at the local arts centre so it was left to me, despite my protests that I was entitled to a lie in/day off as the 'local boy made good' to clean the place up ready for the next tenants.

But looking on the bright side, while I'm cleaning the the place up, I can always sing, as loudly as I like............out of tune!

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
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Thank you Peter, I found it funny too! Thank you Karin, yes just part of a regular job cleaning the house!
Oh, Peter, at home we all have to do the same!
What was she expecting? Acrobats? Sword swallowers? In all seriousness, I found the review rather amusing - the reviewer didn't seem to get you at all. Glad you had a great hometown gig!
Its no problem Andrea - I find it funny, thanks for commenting!
Hi Peter, don't to be afraid for the negative review...only words...the reality is on the other side!

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