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TOUR DIARY Part Five
The Very Special and Final Show in Bristol and Many Thanks
I love a back stage in an old theater. There are so many things to look at; although, when the sun went down it was so dark you couldn’t see a thing, and there were no lights working at the time. Thank god for “hey Siri turn on flashlight”.
Hog was a gem! Hog is a man who works at the venue, the Cube, and made an amazing curry. It’s not always easy to eat before a show, but when I walked into the building and smelled the onions and spices stewing, I knew I would have to sit down for the meal. At one point I heard a scream. It was an injury in the kitchen - poor Hog. Anthony Bourdain would have been proud - something about a fantastic plate of food made from sweat and pain. It was one of those great meals where not once was there a thought it could use more or less of anything. It was perfectly balanced. I sat out in the garden and ate. It was a wonderful welcoming from the venue.
Oh and can you believe it, I met someone right before the show who had my dad as an art teacher… in Hollywood California! How random is that! He told me a story of a day when he was at school in class and finding it difficult to draw something, and my father came over to him and said “why don’t you just draw it like this” and then preceded to draw a face. Ha! Some teaching technique. He was very loved.
Here’s the picture:
Inside the theater it was sweltering hot - a real hot box. I wasn’t sure how we would all suffer through a show, and after a song or two I was pretty sure we wouldn’t have been able to survive any more than that without air conditioning even for the non Americans in the room, so out we all went to the garden for a fully acoustic show.
It was the most comfortable and fun show I’ve had.
It was a great ending until the next time.
A big thank you goes out to Matthew Hayman and Tim Bailey for putting this last minute tour together in order for me to come back for End of the Road Festival. Well done!
And thank you all for showing up, following and coming back. I appreciate it more than you know.
Until the next round!
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