Ever since I’ve got into Gaz Brookfield I’ve always harboured an ambition to see him play closer to home, particularly one of his Christmas shows. Then they always seemed to clash with Dogfest, but this year it didn’t – so I booked tickets aaaaages ago along with a hotel and consigned it to something to be excited about. Then Ferocious Dog announced they were playing Weston Super Mare the next day, well, I was practically there wasn’t I? So I booked tickets and a hotel.
A support of The Leylines Duo made this doubly exciting. Then to compound matters Nick Parker announced a full band gig at Bocabar in Glastonbury on the Friday night before – well, y’know, since we’re in that neck of the woods anyway – it would be rude not to wouldn’t it? An extended weekend of gigging taking in some of my very favourite live performers in a last hurrah before Christmas takes over.
So Nick was up first – Ella trained to Solihull where I was working so we could hit the road to Glastonbury. A pretty good trek down there found us at the Premier Inn, and a fully booked restaurant next door. D’oh! Luckily we found an Aldi nearby (there’s not a lot else!) so ended up stocking up on stuff there for something to eat before heading to the venue just over the road from the hotel.