Sunday, 17 November 2013

Foxwood Steel help turn on the Christmas Lights at Crossgates

Now then Debs

We were doing ordering food in Spanish this week, and that seemed to involve a lot of dead animals. So it seemed like a good time to pack fifteen steel pans and a drum kit into my van.

No storms, no football traffic, no M62, closed or otherwise. A little rush hour traffic was but a pale imitation of last week's adventures.

We were me, Bex, Natalie, Bart, Katie, Sophie, Sarah, Georgia, Charlotte, Danielle, Amy, Gary [very local], Vicky, and very nearly Stewart [now also local].

And because it was going to be a small stage, we only used singles [plus a double bass]. And the rock band let us use their drum-kit, so that was even easier.

First off a quick speech from the Lord Mayor and local councillors. Then it's us; then we're off stage, pack the van, then a few other acts [including a fine Breeze-winning rock band], then fireworks and lights get switched on.

Leeds councillors and Lord Mayor were on first, desperately  trying to find the front of the stage past all these flippin' steel pans.

Didn't have the heart to tell Danielle that Ronny wasn't a real rhino!

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