Sunday, 19 August 2012

Gladstone at the Umbrella Fair.

Gladstone live at the Northampton Umbrella Fair.

      PHEW what a scorcher this weekend has been, so, not a time to be stuck in doors! I was off to the park and in particular Northampton's racecourse to that wonderful annual event....The Umbrella Fair. On Sunday 19th Sherlock's Dogs favourite humans Gladstone were playing, it must have been particularly hot because even Spook had his shirt off, to look directly at his bare flesh you needed welding goggles!! But with his factor 5000 on he was prevented from turning to dust, Dave Evil was also turning a little pink, Cloud was just radiating cool, Amy Teacake was glowing gently and Paul was otherwise engaged with his young lady Evie to care....

      Gladstone's set began at 3pm and it began sooo well with a good rendition of The Madness of Tilly Matthews, then Bluey, Night Creatures (went down very well) then at the start of The Ballad of William Winter the heavens opened!! Can you believe it....hottest day yet (maybe), certainly sun all weekend and it rained!! In fact it rained so hard poor old Amy's keyboard got soaked and started to make odd noises and flash unexpected lights, having to swiftly switch it off Amy ran for cover. Gladstone carried on without the keyboard having only to miss out one song (Newgate) which really needed the sound of tickled ivories.
      Never mind these things happen and I hope the keyboard recovers it's wits soon, carrying on the band went through Dr Dexter's Dream, Jack Hall , Hall of the Mountain King and The Curse of Tutankhamun finishing the set with the covers of TMTWNBBFN's Boilerplate Dan and a rip roaring version of God Save the Queen. All in all it was a splendid day out and the gig was great, it was good to see so many of our friends and our thanks go out to them for coming to see us, we hope to see you all again soon, until then here's some photos from the gig (thanks Rob)....

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 Good night Gladstonians. 

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