Another storming concert. News received before it that the VH - 1 appearance had been cancelled because of a bereavement in Alan Young's family. Kris Gray is hoping that the band will be able to do an appearance on Later with Jools Holland though. Our thoughts are with you Alan.
Ian's eldest son was also there and I saw him hanging around at the end waiting on his Dad. Met Nigel (who ate all the pies) Woodall, Phil Holbrook (and daughter), Steve Hill and Bobby Lochrie (Also wearing a kilt) and my mates Mick & Jan Graham. What nice, generous people us fans are!
Darrell Bath was resplendent in an Ice Blue suit. Set List:
2 1/4 hours long
Cuddles showed us his bleeding fingers after the show which comes of playing the guitar like a balilika. Cuddles was not wearing his usual dark glasses - said they were still in the flat after his girlfriend threw him out)
Darrell was interested to see my box set of YANAWAS and asked if the CD was as trebly as the vinyl.Had to tell him that I hadn't listened to vinyl for about 15 years since my flat was broken into, and all my vinyl was stolen & since then I had only been interested in CDs.
Alan Young said it had been a bad week for him - enough said
Ian Gibbons said he had got into the band through Kris Gray at Citadel records
Paul Francis - what a nice bloke
Ian - thanked me for coming down and asked if I had met the other people from Scotland (The Lochries) Ian looked a bit tired after signing autographs and receiving fans in the dressing room for about 40 minutes.
The next morning Ann and myself took the opportunity to visit Barker St & 23a Swan Hill. We then went to Oswestry to see the terraced house in York Street where Ian was born.