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Thread #113765   Message #2428456
Posted By: GUEST,Vince
02-Sep-08 - 05:28 AM
Thread Name: Review: Sidmouth '08
Subject: RE: Review: Sidmouth '08
Sidmouth 08? For me it was much like Sidmouth 07/06/05 etc.

Swan - Bedford - Swan - Bedford - Swan - Bedford - The Black Horse - Swan - Bedford - Swan - Faulkner - Bedford - Swan - Bedford - No Ceilidh Not In The Ford - Swan - Bedford - Fireworks - Bedford, all with a backing track of regular (and frequent) drinking.

Hey I even had my guitar in tune most of the time, and 'sang' a couple of songs too (great fun for me, not so much for those in the vicinity!).

Great meeting up with good old friends John B, Phil, Elinor, Steve, Paul (squeezy things and banjos), Paul (Wombles), Des, Kevin and all the rest. Cheers too to Colin & Bev and the bar staff at the Bedford.

FANTASTIC. Can't wait for next year.

There was some camping and eating in there too, but I can't remember much about that, except I did have to run for the 2 o'clock bus to Salcombe Regis almost every night, the prospect of the walk up that hill gave me previously unheard-of running abilities.

Oh, saw Martin Hayes at the Ham too - beautiful, just beautiful (I think that's my third Sidmouth concert in the six or seven years I've been going, I've still not made it to an arena gig - do they still have those? ;-) ).