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Wellingborough - The Final Curtain

 

Now that was a proper soul night! Here comes the rant............... Why oh why does it have to be the last one to atract numbers like that? too many inferior soul nights ruining the scene for all, over crowding the place is all i can say, look at what a soul night can be like, not just 60 or 70 people in an empty hall scratching there arse's listening to half clued up DJ's, and promoters who go ahead with nights that clash for the sake of it! Any way now i've got that off me chest What can i say walked in about 8.30 Lisa's bag was bursting with back up beers and vodkas (thinking ahead ) it was a quick scurry to the bar while we could, loaded up with drinks met lenny, to which he gave Dave a 60's style mic with a name plaque (nice touch len ) And of course all the DJs were carrying the obligiotory blown up flyer in a frame. Quick peek at the decks to check who was spinning Roger was blasting out some midtempo, the room was all ready half full people were eyeing up the dance floor with one or two gliding along the sides to rogers tunes, 9pm came and Bucky lit up the room with some tried and tested oldies and bang that started the floor off, its been a while since i've seen a full floor at 9-9.30 i can tell you, Mick kicked of the 9.30 - 10 spot with Chico Lamarr so that had me up, walked off to take a sip of me drink only to be dragged back on the floor by the, intro from the Fasinators (got to be in my top ten that) buy that time i had to go out side for a smoke (another thing put in buy the wanky managment) stood out by the door must have been 9.45ish and the manager was moaning at Len and Nina, "i know how many people are in because we know how many glass's we have out", of course i had to cough and shout tosser at the same time From that point on it was a lock out, i know a few friends turned up late and couldn't get in. quick fag trip to the bar and get meself near the floor for Daves spot, started off with a few old 'welly' tunes Charade, Tammy Wayne, Marvellows ect, and then the words come that i was waiting for all night, this is Johhny James, boom i was rocking about the dance floor like a good un. thats when Daves spot really picked up for me, Mello souls C/up, Sounds four sounded great (told you it was a dance floor winner) Dave was ment to be on for 45mins and looked at me watch and it was 11 where was bucky? Finally he got to the decks, i was knackered from dancing so went to the smoking room for a fag and a chill, knocked a young girls wine out of her hand all over Bev, (sorry bev ) Dont think i caught any of Jons or Rogers second sets, sorry guys, the bar was too full so it was Lisas goodie bag to the rescue, Just as Mick was hitting the decks for his second spot, cant really remember much of what he played, know i danced too quite a few, fair bit of seventys in there, Ellipses, Lil Major Willy et all, night was nearly drawing to a close, i felt pissed as any thing must have been s*t ---- Lenny came on at 12.30 to finish the night of with some oldies, and current stuff two for me were Parisians and the Walter and the Ads c/up had me dancing about, new the lights would be on soon as the Welly anthem came out the speakers...........OOOOOhhhhh Stooooooorrrrrmy. Soon as the lights come on it dawned on me thats that then an end of an era so to speak, my first soul night with me mucker Andy Horne who sadly was layed up on his back down in Chigwell, thought the poor old boy was gonna cry on the phone when he couldn't get up due to his back. You can read others views and talk about the night in the lookback thread here https://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/index.php?s=b6163a8d7cd75931cf1157d981c281b7&showtopic=46348&pid=477172&st=0entry477172 Till next time kids Blistered feet Baz




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