An unusual gig, on the occasion of my retirement, I thought this would be a good way to say goodbye to colleagues, some of many years standing. Of course, friends and strangers came too, so many off the street that the hiring charge was waived. Being Festival Time helped.
We played two sets separated by my little speech and a small interlude, and this was very successful arrangement, no one had time to get tired. First outing of the Mellotron. Easier than I had anticipated.
Setlist: Pictures of Biggles, Cool, Folder Dressed in Blue, Backroom Boys, From Our Own Correspondent, Jump, Medley: Poland/ Harmonica.
Standing In For Love, St Rita, Red Star, The g Factor, It’s Abnormal, Mouse In Love, Selling The Party, encore – A Physical Husband.
Sound – Max – new to us, another consumate professional and the sound on stage was good, the audience said the sound was great out front.
Reception – Again, no low points. Everyone seemed to like everything, From Our Own Correspondent very well received, a long while since we did it and it was very funky.