Plinston Hall first night
Can you please put this up on your site guys to ensure that people are made aware of truth and not some very doddgy rumours. Ta very much.
"WE'RE HAVING A FRIDAY NIGHT GET TOGETHER!"
Well the first night at the Plinston Hall in Letchworth has now been and gone and was, despite a few teething problems (see later), a blinding night with the venue SOLD OUT by 10.05pm!!!! The 400 strong crowd, who included many old faces from the past, were treated to current monsters, oldies and class modern/crossover anthems. If you've been to King George's in Blackburn or to Randys Southgate events then you'll have experienced a similar atmosphere and crowd! The atmosphere was great, the hall was fantastic according to all who got in and the mix and quality of sounds on offer, despite the fact that our 2 star DJ's couldn't show up, was excellent. A quick mention here to both Tony Warrot and Pete Hulatt who stepped in at short notice and played blinding sets. In short a fantastic opening night was the general consensus.
That said we were a victim of our own success and we did have a few opening night problems. First let me take this opportunity to clear one rumour up. The event was sold out (much to our surprise!) and there were people who had travelled from the North West and the Midlands who didn't have tickets reserved or paid for, but EVERYONE (including them) did get in It just took a little time and a lot of skill on the part of Kay Seabrook to ensure that all that wanted to be in, got in. NOT ONE person was sent home who travelled. We did have a problem with drink being split on the dance floor but that was dealt with as soon as we were informed and that will not be happening again as we have set things in motion on that front. This is the reason the floor was a bit sticky towards the middle of the night and, as a dancer myself, I now how frustrating that is! We do apologise for this and can only restate that it shouldn't occur again, and as a footnote the floor had been polished and was perfect at the start of the evening. The only other comment was that there were a lot of civilians in but again we'd point out that we did have around 10% locals in (with no trouble or hassle I might add) but the rest were all old school northern soulers who dropped out over the years. As membership increases we will be soon running 'members only' nights so that should ensure it will be 100% soulies in future.
The only thing to say now is with regards to forthcoming events on Nov. 1st and Jan. 10th is send for membership (with SAE) and BUY a ticket from the box office to ensure you will get in. I know others will be submitting reports of the night, or you can talk to Pete, Tony, Randy or Nick Brown for an honest appraisal, so I won't take up space here. In short great night and better to come.