No apologies for yet another Straighten Out at The Hope and Anchor thread, but I feel this gig is worth a thread of it's own.
When Shaggy first gave me the dates for this years gigs, the first date I looked for was May 21st which is Mrs.Fatbus's 50th and we are planning quite a big family shindig on the day. Imagine my shock, horror and disapointment when I realise that the band were booked for the H&A that very day. Fookin hell I was going to have to miss the wifes do
Well actually I soon got put right on that
there was to be no Hope and Anchor for me this year
However I have just received news from the band that the gig has been moved just to accomodate FBJ
Not really, but the gig has
been brought forward a week to:Saturday 14th May
The first gig the band played at the venue was an absolute classic and packed to the rafters and is still fondly remembered by those who where there (apart from Mr & Mrs Leskei
). Although the return to H&A failed to live up to that first Islington gig, Straighten Out are now hoping to push on and make this one as good as that Hope & Anchor debut.
Now that Casey is back in the fold with stalwarts Shaggy and Mick, and with Phil playing a lot closer to home this has the makings of a night not to be missed.
I believe negotiations are under way to have a proffesional DVD made of the evening. Hopefully people at the gig will get a mention on the DVD notes in the style of The Stranglers at the Apollo disc. Watch this thread for more info as it becomes available.Lets Fookin 'Ave This One!!