Hello people of Now,
So 2014 kicked off in some style for us Lazytalkers.. We played to a packed room of paralletic 2014 enthusiasts who looked ready to party like its was 1939. (summit about a dress code)
I arrived first at the pub where I found Tag running around stuffing money and drinks tokens into envelopes while directing a red faced boy who looked about 16 to single handedly prepare the pub for the imminent and sold put Railway NYE party. The Railway btw is the pub Tag lives above and apparently is employed by to do something… we still not sure what.
As the boys turned up one by one to find out that of course….. we could of turned up two hours later than EXPLICITLEY BLOODY REQUESTED to soundcheck as nothing was ready and the sound guy had never even been to the pub let alone done the sound before. We loitered around shoving furniture into dark corners and asking Tag for drinks tokens… while an 8 year old girl called Ruby drew pictures of various members of the band.
Eventually after much rearranging we managed a 15 min soundcheck (longer than we would normally bother with) we played a bit of Luzaville, Our new single Just A Ride and then that was it.
6 hours to kill before were on in a pub where the drinks are free and its NYE..
6 hours later… the pub is ridiculously rammed, The Skanx (on before us) get the people dem going with some tight Reggae ska complemented by their lovely brass section while Dave ‘the rave’ Gamble whips up the crowd with his party selection eventually entering 2014 after a slightly (as always) confusing/sudden countdown with Young Hearts Run Free by Lazytalk favourite Candi Staton and were off..
After a lot of ‘where’s Tag?’ ‘when we going on?’ ‘lets get this fucking over with!!’
We head on stage… our usual opener – The dancehall inspired ‘STyle gets the girls at the front winding up there bellies and all that and the tone is set.
while the whole pub seems to be jumping to the same beat.
we rattle through Adverts, I Wanna Know and crowd favourite Memories before dropping Hotstepper. Tag is winding his bass, jack is loving it, josh is in his own world and sam is shouting at everyone most of the time but nobody really cares..
Ermm.. its all a bit of a blur after that really. We end on Keep Ya Head and I stumble out the front for some fresh air and the night has barely begun…….
I wish there were more picture but everyone was clearly more concerned with drinking 2013 into oblivion than taking stupid photos
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Mister P (under a duvet somewhere north of the river)