Out in the Sticks Folk FestivalAugust 27, 2012
Wow! what a great experience.
The day started with us ‘ters cramming ourselves into Mr Eastons motor car. Me, Gregory, Michael and Mr Gibson managed to fit in beside 3 geetars and a drum kit, and off we went!
Soon we arrived at Errol Airstrip and were greeted by the lovely Linsay Duncan, who made sure we had all we needed, and that we knew where the fruit wine was to be found.
After watching a plethora of talent grace the stage, and rescuing a yellow balloon for some children, we were on! We were missing Graeme for this one so Mr Gibson had learnt all the drum parts including a brand new song ‘Autumn Bay’ which we planned to air for the first time.
The sound was something that the engineers coped with very well, considering. Aircraft hangers, while very cool, have a terrible sound, but the sound tech gurus managed to find a great balance, and gave us an epic HUGE sound onstage.
We came off and went off handing out flyers with upcoming gigs and ‘Festy Freebie’ cds we had made on the journey up to Errol. Most people we met had lovely things to say about our set and we have since been recieving very kind messages thru faceboak etc…
Mr Gibson and Mr Easton sadly had to shoot off (both with a lovely bottle of Cairn o Mohr fruit wine) so me, greg and michael stayed to socialise and watch the headline act, Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher.
They were great and I was delighted to speak to Stevie and Dave afterwards. (had to grab a wee piccie too)
After the fireworks display, Greg realised he didnt have his geetar, but after a quick search it was found all nice and safe.
After a couple more samples of the fabulous wine on offer, we winters got into daddy Blairs automobile, waved goodbye to Errol, and made our way home, tired but happy!
p.s – thanks to Andrew Gear for the photographs featured in this (and many other) posts.