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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Guilfest 2008

In the spirit of Guilfest we only went for one of the three days...

I'd have loved to have seen Carbon/Silicon again after shaking Mick Jones hand last year (I now realise guitar prowess cannot be passed on my mere touch alone) and we're going to see The Levellers in August anyway so that was Friday out of the reckoning.

Guilfest 2008And Saturday was Blondie headlining; my mate was in the second row for that but who else played that night I don't know.

But Sunday, oh Sunday... that was a different matter...

After we got to Farnborough North rail station we then realised the trains were not running. So they laid on a complementary/supplementary bus service which, after waiting an hour in the pissing rain, never came. I therefore had to drive to Guildford which meant no booze for me. So the half bottle of captain Morgan's rum stayed in the car.

As soon as we got into the festival site we grabbed a cider and headed for the ents24 stage - Dreadzone were on and absolutely rocking it.

The Damned were next on the main stage and were rather good.

We caught a couple of tracks from the youngsters Enjoy/Destroy in the rock tent just before Senser came on and played an absolute blinder!

Back to the main stage and From The Jam (basically The Jam minus Paul Weller) were excellent.

And finally Australian Pink Floyd finished off the night with a perfect set.

I can't say much more other than what a brilliant afternoon. If the girls had been home it would have been even better, but you can't have everything can you?

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Guildford Ghost Tour

Becky's sister and her husband have been in England for just over a week now and we've been mega busy. Unfortunately muggins here is back at work but there's just time to say that we did the Ghost Tour of Guildford last night, run by a dear old friend of mine. Guildford's a fantastic town anyway, so to be shown around in the cold dark night by our hilarious guide was a Monday night well spent.

If you're ever down our way give us a shout and we'll do the tour again... we can stop in The Three Pigeons for a pint of Timothy Taylor's Landlord afterwards if you want...? :)

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