Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Stroud Fringe Festival

Second year we've done this one, and hopefully not the last - I like Stroud, it's a very laid back kind of a place, with some of the most exuberant facial hair I've seen all summer - particularly impressive was the gent with the dreads - you know who you are, sir.
The Cornhill stage is in an area that's usually a covered market, backing on to what used to be the Pelican - scene of many a raucous night in the band's early years, including the time the first bassplayer had a lurcher vomit over his foot. Ah, them were the days...
Our personal cloud of misfortune was evidently hovering over us once again, as the previous band on had made an enviable job of clearing the entire area of human life whilst leaving the buildings standing. Rather like a musical Neutron bomb, by all accounts.
Still, they all came filtering back as soon as we started, and it turned out nice again in the end.
Last year, an unfortunate roadie fell down a set of steps with my bass amp on top of him, but he didn't seem to be there this time. Wonder why?


chimerastone said...

Stroud? I only went there once. I thought the place was weird. There's that clothes shop called 'Slippery nibble'. Don't know if it's there or not. Whole place seems to built on a slope.

Been to Bath? Only famous because the Roman bath hence the name. Probally more popular because of the spa.

Have you seen the Bristol sightseeing bus recently? In the centre, can't miss because it's red and full of tourist. To be honest I can't see the point. I live there and not like I don't know the place.

slylittlei said...

Stroud's weird all right - that's why I like it. Lot of old hippies go there to die; maybe when my time comes...The famous open topped bus you see driving around Bristol is in fact the result of an unfortunate collision with one of the many low bridges. Luckily no-one was injured, though several hats were ruined.