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I calmed down when I got into the pub, however, to see a couple of people already there, and didn't even have to get into a PANIC about The Acts turning up, as The George Death Experience were already there and, just as I was saying hello, in came Orange Nichole. PHEW!
There was minor panic upstairs when I found that the room had been arranged DIFFERENTLY, with the Big Green Chairs arranged into one corner, rather than along another side. As I was MILDLY FREAKING OUT Leigh The Landlord popped his head round the corner. "We're having a big refurb next month", he said, "it's all going to be modern and different up here!" I don't like the sound of that I must say, i LIKE the upstairs room as it is, but we will, I guess, have to wait and see and hope for the best.
With the room sorted out and some more pals drifting in it was soon time to get started, and this is what i DID:
Don't, Darren, Don't
(theme from) Dinosaur Planet
It Isn't An Exam
Being Happy Doesn't Make You Stupid
My Boss Was In An Indie Band Once
It all seemed to go OK, though there was a LOT of talking (by ME) and I forgot the words a couple of times - NOTABLY in It Isn't An Exam where the line I forgot was "You don't have to revise". Clearly i DO - I do feel a bit out of practice with gigs at the moment, and I think it's more me WORRYING about forgetting words, rather than not knowing then, that makes me go WRONG. Brand new song "2000AD Nans" came out pretty much correct, and sounded rather good I reckon.
We then had a short break before The George Death Experience (i.e. George with a colleague playing Fancy Guitar) came on and was, as usual, BRILLIANT. He was very VERY funny and, in his own words from last time, had us all "in the palm of his hand". There were bits where everyone was laughing so much we started laughing at jokes that weren't actually THERE in the song. It was ACE.
As indeed was Orange Nichole, who came on next and was totally different from George (except that she ALSO was added by Fancy Guitarist) but also totally GRATE. Fantastic, winning songs put across with style and CHARM, everyone sat watching with a huge GRIN plastered all over their faces.
A lovely night of song, then, which didn't end there as we all sat around for a bit of a chat before going downstairs for another pint and a bit more YAKKING. I sat talking to some people from Boston USA and some people from ESSEX, and thought "This is really what The ROCK is really all about: THE GOOD TIMES". The morning after, I have to say I think I might have had a point there.
posted 17/3/2010 by MJ Hibbett
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