True to form, starting with a couple of photos that have nothing to do with the title. On being stuck on the A14 on the way back from work in Cambridge...
Longview play Revolution Records, Diss - 2nd July 2004
One of Nosher's fave Indie bands, Longview, play a short acoustic set in Nosher's favourite record shop; Revolution Records in Diss. Not only that, but the "behind-the-counter" gang were even handing out beer to the regulars. It was a really cool mini-set, followed by CD and poster signing. Nosher also spotted a few familiar faces from the recent gig at Norwich Waterfront and had a poster from the 2003 tour signed as well :-) Nosher even carried some of the gear to the van: that's now two bands I can claim I've roadied for (excluding the BBs that is) - New Model Army in 1988 and Longview, 2004. I don't know if society imposes some sort of age-limit on this sort of thing (being in to bands like you're a teenager), but it was great fun hanging out at such an intimate, small gig.
next album: A Trip to Manila, Philippines - 5th-9th July 2004
previous album: A Few Hours in Norwich - 27th June 2004
...for an hour because this heavy (HGV) had conspired to drive off the road and down an embankment
Wes and Hazel behind the counter (location of the beer-stash)
The band sets up. Doug looks on as Rob gets his guitar out
The sound-dood tweaks the PA desk
Wes and Hazel look surprised by something
Aidan, with lovely Takemine acoustic bass, adjusts the mic stand
Doug gets out the trademark silver-top Gretsch
Matt, the drummer, with complete drumkit consisting of tambourine and rhythm egg
Rob whips up the crowd into a frenzy
Some of the crowd, including, from the Longview chatroom (left-to-right): Quantum Jelly, QJ's mum, Orangejumper and Good Will Out
Rob has a bit of a hair moment
And Wes has a bit of a beer moment
Rob and Matt sign Nosher's 2003 Tour poster. Cool!
Donna takes a stash of singles to be signed (they're not all for me, honest)
A drink moment (signing stuff is thirsty work)
Orangejumper and Good Will Out chat to Rob
Mark shows the band a piece in the local paper (the Diss Express).
The gig's over, and the band pack up
Rob has a pout, and plays a few chords before packing the axe away
Doug looks a little folorn as the rest of the band disappear to find the van
Outside Revs, Rob makes a call...
...and then carries a couple of guitars up Mere Street and through the alley to the van...
...which is parked in Chapel Street, waiting for the gear.
Afterwards, to help counteract the couple of beers generously supplied by Revs, Nosher visits the Sausage Guy in the market square
For no particular reason, a photo of the market.