A slight diversion from the main subject matter of this blog, but a worthy one I think – firstly for the cause tonight was raising funds for. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was set up to create respect and address abuse and intolerance against alternative subcultures – in memory of Sophie who was murdered in 2007 after a disgusting attack on her and her partner Rob. A hugely worthy cause so hopefully everyone there bought themselves a wristband.
Secondly it was being hosted at Foremans, a deliciously non-conformist carbuncle gleefully retaining its punk rock roots whilst being increasingly surrounded by bland corporate chains like Revolution or Slug and Lettuce in the centre of Nottingham, overshadowed by the bleak Cornerhouse eyesore. With a capacity of 55 people you’re guaranteed an intimate gig venue with some awesome people. Thirdly the act was Goldblade – a lure in itself, but one I was intrigued to see in an acoustic setting.