Black Mercies Tour Diary #4

By on Wednesday, 13th May 2009 at 2:00 pm

storm-silverDoncaster, UK

The Leopard

DONNIE! Though nackered after our castle climb we barely slept and had to rouse ourselves early to load up the van for a fairly uneventful drive to Doncaster.

The Leopard was one of the larger stages we’ve played since we’ve been here. The crew at the joint were top rate. Arv the sound engineer really new how to squeeze the sound system for all it was worth and the promoter Jimmy Mac was as kind as they come. . .an old boxing promoter with that glint in his eye that told you if you crossed him, well. . .suffice to say you best not cross him. . .sort of kris kringle with a mean right hook. The crowd was absolutely enthusiastic and we reciprocated the fever in kind. . .we are loving every minute here in the UK.

Up first, The Hottest State hit us with some decidedly American R-n-R and after that Area laid it out with a hybrid that landed somewhere between System of A Down and Oasis – a quirky middle ground between wall of sound angst and pop deconstruction. Thanks to everyone who stuck around and cheered us on as we worked out our demons. . .

A day off tomorrow and then the Marquee in Hertford.

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