This was a blinder.
Live in Barnsley is a take over of the bars and clubs of the town, with countless bands playing to capacity crowds throughout the day. As a result we expected a big crowd, which is what we got.
The Soul Lounge is on the main route through town, and as I drove past on my arrival the punters, who had clearly been on the amber nectar for most of the day, were spilling out into the street.
A good start, then. When we got in the place was heaving, and it took a fair old while to get a pre-gig bevvy at the bar. The band on before us were much heavier, and painfully loud, so we were going to have our work cut out to maintain interest.
Stalwart supporter Caroline Adams was in attendance to lend her support, which is always appreciated.
Our mates from The Brazen also turned up after their own performance across town to watch the set and hang out afterwards. Ben borrowed a set of keys, his own having let him down again, but these too failed on the day.
As with the OTSO gig in April he had to sit this one out.
The Live in Barnsley ticket is obviously a big success, with thirsty music lovers coming out in their droves to support the local bands on the bill. We’d be delighted to return for more of the same in future years.