Per Ardua ad Astra

Of course you knew this, but my title for this blog shows how we have to go through all sorts of trials trying to perform well at gigs, and thus be stars, Geddit ?
This year alone we’ve driven onto muddy fields to perform in a circus tent, and we regularly go down Farm tracks in the middle of nowhere for a Marquee, or Tepee, all great fun actually.
Last weekend we were in Liverpool !!! Now I’m not singling out this iconic city, but to get to Bold Street, unload and then park is the sort of stuff you have nightmares about. The bigger the city, the more anti traffic they seem to be.
Two of us know the street well, even how to get there, and we researched whether it was one way or not, so we arrive bang on time, pointing the correct way, but no dice, they put up bollards at a certain time, too early for us !
After going down all sorts of side streets, we got there as close as we could, now to carry our gear through the streets !! Luckily we were using the venues P A.
We set up on the stage, and did a sound check, and thanks to adrenalin, and Roger’s stewardship, we did a really good performance, then packed up and went home.
Today I got an Email from Ruth, the bride, thanking us profusely, saying how much everyone enjoyed it.
That makes it worth while, but sometimes it’s harder to get to the centre of a big city than it is to get to the Barn down a farm track in the heart of the country.