A busy day with two shows in 5 hours separated by an hours drive.
The first was a part of a 3 day festival hosted with the aim of Raising awareness for the illness Lupus among other illnesses. What I had learnt through involvement with the festival is that Lupus is an illness that can often be mistaken as other things because it has so many wide and varied symptoms that match other illnesses.
Whilst watching the other groups before I played I got chatting to a girl called Gwen who was suffering from an extreme form of arthritis which has often been mistaken for Lupus and vice verser. She was great conversation and very friendly so it was a sad moment when the pain got to much for her and she said she’d have to return home as her body needed to rest. At this time it was only 3pm.
After the drive between venues I was happy to be back in Chaplins which is another venue that feels like a home. I’ve been playing the venue when I pass through for the last 3 years and so I have really come to love the place. I was joined by a very talented rapper called Joseph Selby for the final couple of songs. A true joy to finish the night.
After the show A couple of CD’s were bought by 3 nice Colombian travelers. They were from Bogata and although I never visited there on my travels I did get to spend some time back in Medellin in 2003. I even played a show out there and talking to these guys brought back happy memories with my friends Marci, Barry and Annie. If any of you read this. I miss you guys 🙂
Next stop Bristol.