The BBs at the Cornhall with Ed Sheeran and Fred Gets a Haircut, Diss and Suffolk - 21st February 2010

It's time for Fred to lose his "Einstein hair" and get the hair he's had since birth trimmed to more sensible proportions. So off we trundle to Ipswich, where Nosher gets his own hair cut, for a bit of a family hair-fest. Then, the following weekend or so, The BBs are headlining a gig at the Corn Hall in Diss, where one of the support acts is none other than a young Ed Sheeran. It's part of a sequence of events re-launching the place as a bit of a venue, and while, at first, we're a bit worried that the large-but-young crowd might all bugger off after Ed Sheeran and Vanilla kick/These Ghosts (who are about a third the collective age of the BBs) it turns out to be a great gig with a very enthusiastic reception. Finally, we head to the coast to see the sea at East Lane in Bawdsey. However it's lashing with rain and blowing a gale, so Isobel and The Boy are not keen so we de-camp instead to the nearby Oyster Inn at Butley for a spot of lunch in a nice old pub with a fire. Proper wintry Sunday stuff.

next album: A Day in Co. Dublin, Ireland - 28th February 2010
previous album: Derelict Petrol Station: February Miscellany, Suffolk - 7th February 2010

Fred models his mad hair for the almost-last time

Fred in his Ireland rugby shirt, roams around in Antonio Giovanni's in Ipswich

The final outing for Fred's long hair

Isobel holds Fred as his locks are trimmed

Nicky sorts The Boy's hair out

A newly-shorn boy

Fred wanders around the big empty floor of the Corn Hall, Diss

Fred watches as the bands sound-check

The BBs and Vanilla Kick hang out

Callum, off of Vanilla Kick, plugs his pedal board in

Vanilla Kick/These Ghosts action

Callum gives it some

The bass guitar dude

The back of Callum's head

Whilst 'packing down', Nosher spots a cool pattern on the wall from the coloured spotlights

Fred and Isobel try and avoid the fierce wind

A stormy sea and a Martello tower, East Lane, Bawdsey

Partisan graffiti

A curious WW2 concrete construction: wrought iron at the top pronounces 'Prisoner of War'

The decaying concrete tower states 'adios radios'

Isobel and The Boy wait, parked on the muddy lane

Fred the Head eats crackers and cheese in the Oyster Inn, Butley

A contented Fred, Butley Inn

Outside the pub, a random 'scarecrow' dressed in a Cambridgeshire karate suit kicks out at the chicken-wire fence

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Fred models his mad hair for the almost-last time