News & Insights 19 July 2008

Goring & Streatley Regatta – Streatley, Berkshire – 19/07/08

How was it for us?

Bit of a hectic beginning to our Regatta gig this year – when we set up our gear, no sound was coming out of my keyboard and I couldn’t figure out why. Funnily enough, the exact same thing happened to me last year at the Regatta. Must be some kind of rural curse. Anyhow, 10 minutes passed and we still couldn’t figure out the problem. A big crowd was forming and, in fact, it seemed to be increasing in size with every minute that we didn’t play! I was a bit concerned that we’d have to scratch the whole thing when, mercifully, my equipment came to life, a piano chord echoed out over the Thames and a huge cheer erupted from the audience. We’d lost a bit of time so we hastily had to knock a couple of songs on the head and bash through a high-energy, no-nonsense set – Beat Alive, Sleepless, Emily, This House Will Burn, Brightest Star and The Last Night. The weather was gorgeous (for our set at least!) and the Pimms kept a-coming. All in all, a rather fine afternoon by the river. Terrific steak sandwiches too.

Chris Lightyear

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