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  • October 19, 2018 - 12:37pm
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    4 MAY 1972, PARIS, FRANCE

    The atmosphere is hot tonight, boulevard des Italiens in Paris: the Grateful Dead will give its second concert in Paris, as part of its European tour. But if the atmosphere is electric in the streets, it is mainly because dozens of young people demonstrate and fight against the CRS to claim the free rock concerts.

    The Olympia Room is a classic music hall, with its rows of tight seats against each other, and the balcony overlooking the stage - and where I'm sitting tonight. Really uncomfortable to dance. But the music, irresistible, seizes the body and, like many others, I spend a good part of the concert to gesticulate, standing, wedged between two chairs.

    I dance like crazy on a Good Lovin 'furious. The musicians have no look, there is no stage play, nothing to do except Pig Pen, his hat, his look, his mouth. But after a while I do not listen anymore, I focus my attention on what the musicians do behind him. They weave wefts, they ornament, they open paths and then close them, they are discrete or roar, it seems endless, and the rhythm, always the rhythm that catches the body, makes them vibrate, the music that becomes colors, red sounds, mauve sounds, and it whirls, a real party for the head and the body.

    So many songs played beautifully, tonight! From the first title of the concert, Greatest Story Ever Told (very energetic) to Chinatown Suffle, Playing In The Band (played, it seems to me, on a tempo a little slower than usual), Big Railroad Blues (where Jerry launches riffs as rarely) and so many others. Until that Dark Star, which I did not know and which appeared to me in all its magnificence, a waving and swirling sound wave. Never heard!

    Graceful acrobats, subtle tightrope walkers, the musicians, fire in the veins, give, this May 4, 1972, a magnificent concert, not resembling anything I had listened to until today. Probably, one of the best concerts of one of the best tours of the Dead. For my part, one of the three biggest concerts I've attended in my life, and the biggest rock concert.

  • September 25, 2018 - 6:55am
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  • August 11, 2018 - 1:31pm
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    Hello From Buffalo NY! I hope you made it to the U.S. for 2016 tour! I am responding to your post because I will be visiting Amsterdam This Sept 2nd 2018. I am looking for fellow Amsterdam Dead heads to meet up with. Do you still live there? -McKenzie O'Malley Buffalo NY
  • July 25, 2018 - 3:30am
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    helloin the late 80's i left for the states and saw gd in oakland.. ended up living in sf for a year and a half.. really miss those times while there i bought a 69 sg with bigsby b5 that looked exactly like the live dead one unfortunately is gone, i regret selling it every day no one knows the wereabout of that one sg ? greetings from italy h
  • March 17, 2018 - 5:21am
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    PETITION FOR DEAD&CO EUROPE FALL 18
    how about startin a petition for them boys havin a few shows in good ole europe this fall as it is rumoured ( Relix et c. ) ?We need to tell them that there are enough Heads in Europe to fill a 10.000 seater in the betutiful cities of London, Paris, Amsterdam , Milano , Munich , Vienna , Prag.......
  • March 6, 2018 - 11:38pm
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    welcome on board - it`s a nice place here though ther are not so many European heads here i suppose.Dead and Co coming to Europe this fall ? if they do i will travel from show to show. I am thankful for nugs.net - covering all them shows on TV , even the Bob and Phil solo shows....if you like to trade , pm me...... Erik ( Austria )
  • March 4, 2018 - 2:53pm
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    Hi! I live in France border to Germany and Switzerland close to Basel exactly.I was never at a dead show but I saw them on live TV (lol) at Rockpalast in Germany in 1981. Since then I'm a big fan of the Dead. I have a huge collection of CDs and DVDs of concerts, Books, first printing poster t-shirts. Now, I need a miracle and Dead & Co are welcome in Europe ...
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    Hi! I live in France border to Germany and Switzerland close to Basel exactly.I was never at a dead show but I saw them on live TV (lol) at Rockpalast in Germany in 1981. Since then I'm a big fan of the Dead. I have a huge collection of CDs and DVDs of concerts, Books, first printing poster t-shirts. Now, I need a miracle and Dead & Co are welcome in Europe ...
  • February 7, 2018 - 11:38am
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    Dead and Company coming to Europe?
    Euroheads stand by the rumours are getting stronger about 8 Dead & Co dates in Europe after Lockn', starting in Amsterdam.
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Il ce pass quoi a Montreuil en septrembre? J'ai deja vu une "cover band" a fete de la musique mais ca fait 6 ou 7 ans quand j'ai plus de nouvelles de cette groupe.
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For some reason, becoming a member didn't work out 6 weeks ago, but now I succeeded. Never attended a show and became a fan only around 1992. Not necessarily because of what they were doing at that time but still I own all legal music except for Terrapin (too expensive, considering the period) and the last three downloads. Why are those no longer available? I also own some 45 concerts from before the Live archive closed. Not having attended those shows I tend to prefer officially released concerts that sound great (apart from the terrible Jerry at Lunt Fontanne stuff which I can't stand and only goes to show not having attended the show makes one more critical...) I am the lucky owner of the 10 cd Fillmore set which happened to sell out before official release. Should become a legal download, of course. Basically, I like everything up to October 1974, 1977 and some later concerts (DP 5 and DP 6 spring to mind, gotta love DP 6 cd2!). I think 1989-1991 is somewhat overrated, but it's a comeback anyway. Great music, great site, nice discussion. Keep up the nice work!
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Greetings...all. July, 2007 marks the release of Will King's solo album, Come on in from the Cold. Featuring twelve Americana-twinged tracks, special guests include Grammy nominated John Cohen [The New Lost City Ramblers, and recently featured in Martin Scorsese's documentary on Bob Dylan, No Direction Home]. Cohen, who served as inspiration for the Grateful Dead's "Uncle John's Band," plays mandolin and sings on the title track. John Ventimiglia [Artie Bucco, The Sopranos] co-wrote "28 Days," and sings on the title tracks refrain.Other guests include Drummer Doug Yowell [Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik, The Dragonflys], bassist Saul Zonana [Ace Frehley, Luv Junkies] and vocalist RJ King. paste: http://cdbaby.com/cd/willking For more information, please visit www.willkingmusic.com - click "music" to hear title track! Will King is looking to develop a presence in Europe - if you can assist in any way [bookings/gigs - spreading the music/word] that would be great! Many thanks....be well
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Saw the Dead twice in London in 1990. Had a fabulous time. Managed to get to the Wakarusa festival in 2005 and 2006. Best birthday present ever was listening to the Schwag playing Terrapin Station whilst dancing with my daughter on a sunday morning in Kansas. The Dead have been a constant source of joy in this world we live in. I have passed my love of their music to my daughter, who knew all the words to Friend of the Devil at the age of 5, and even now as a typical 13 year old would rather listen to the 76 new year show than the Fratellis in the car. We sing their songs and dance. Though her friends thought her strange when she went to school with her steal your face lunch box. She is known as the hippy chick. The Grateful Dead a band for all occasions and all ages. I thank you for the times we have had. Be kind is my philosophy.
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I moved from the US to Grenoble, France in 1999, and unfortunately the only deadheads I meet here are the ones the old friends that come to visit me here. I'm about to move to Copenhagen for about a year and then return to Grenoble. Anyone out there in either of these cities...I'd love to get together and share some music and show memories over a cold beer or bottle of wine. Most of my european friends just don't seem to get the music. I'm sure there are some of you out there. I'd love to hear from you.
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Greetings from a London deadhead...got switched onto the Dead by an old girlfriend while living in the US in the early 90's but, alas, never got to see them live...my only live experience is the post-Jerry Dead at Jones Beach, PAF at the same venue and RatDog when they played the Astoria a few years back...still, have managed to d/l numerous live shows via archive.org (before they stopped sbd recordings) and bt.etree.org with my favourite years being 1974 and 1977...it's great to have this forum because being a deadhead in the UK is a somewhat strange existence...you have this huge connection to this amazing world of GD music that somehow creates little resonance with most of your compatriots...I do my best to proselytise among my group of friends...put on some GD when they're round for dinner or something and wait for them to say, "this is good, what's this..." (a frequent reaction)...anyway, good to see there are some likeminded folk here in Europe!
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This might be of some use for you to contact like minded folk. There are lots of Deadheads in the London Area. You could see the Cosmic Charlies who regularly play London, The next show is in August for Jers Birthday http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/eurotraders/ http://www.cosmiccharlies.co.uk/ Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Pretty sure this is my first post on this site.It´s so nice to read all your anecdotes and thoughts concering the Dead. Big thanks to you all. Your keeping these nights, when i really should be sleeping, interesting. Me myself lives in Sweden, with our long winters, and my name is Joakim. I´m in to ecological lifestyle, and doing my best to live as eco-friendly as possible, with plans of beeing self-sufficient as soon as possible. Wonder if there any fellow swedes here? But Im not that hung up on nationality or geography, we are universal people us ´heads it seems to me. The Love connects us. I havent seen any GD-show, I was only eleven years old when Jerry left the earth to join the places where only his music had been before. So I have not that much to contribute with when it comes to that. But I´ll do my best.
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When I was a student doing the summer-in-Europe thing, I took my student railpass and took the overnight train from Copenhagen to Uppsala, because I really wanted to see Uppsala. Long story. But anyway, I have the loveliest memories of the place.

Except there's this Bergman movie in which there's a scene of a particular corner with yellow stone buildings and cobblestone streets, and it gave me intense physical flashbacks to dragging my no-sleep self and excess luggage past that very corner looking for someplace to sleep. Wound up at what seemed to be a private hostel out in the country. It was full, but the lady took pity on me and let me stay in the attic. The view was incredible...

And the sound of the train conductor calling the stops. Linköping is the one I remember.

Of course, this was in 1971. But in my mind, it's still lovely.

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This was posted on Eurotraders some of you might be interested Paris celebrates the Summer of Love June through October with a series of exhibitions in Montreuil. It gets live on Saturday 8 September with a Deadicace gig and, though not announced on the site, Barry Melton will be there too. All you need to know and other links at http://www.ridethewind.org/Deadicace.htm Really hope some of you can get there. Barry fans may already know he's also performing amidst an eclectic line up in France at the Rochefort festival sometime around 24 August, with French backing band and Deadicace members Jamasutra. Details of Rochefort are at: http://www.anythingmatters.com/rochefort/index.html "Try on your wings and find out where it's at Hey, hey ....." Bill - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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I´m from the woods of Karlstad quite close to Norway. But I worked a summer in Uppsala actually, very nice place! Have some friends there as well.I know Uppsala were one of the most interesting places in Sweden in the early 70s, with all their musicforums and stuff. A lot of great experimental bands came out of that place, like Samla Mamma Manna, and others. Linköping is almost a blank spot on the map for me though.. Oh, those nice ladys on the countryside.. I think they are angels in disguise, they have saved me in similar ways as your story. Nice to see a story from Sweden, Thanks.
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Could I be the first Irish person in here? That would be a new experience! Anyway, briefly... Moved to London after I finished school in 1970 and remember buying American Beauty and Astral Weeks (Van Morrison) on the same day that autumn (Fall!). I don't think I'll ever do better than that again. Got to see the Dead at the Lyceum in 1972 and then somehow fell away from all that until the 80s when I was in the States and someone (thanks Bob Hapgood if you ever hit this Forum) turned me on to the great taping tradition. Got lots of stuff from very generous US traders (I didn't have much to trade at the time). One of my favourites is the Warfield concert. I later found it on the Reckoning CD. STill I have Dead besotted periods and have only truely come to appreciate Gerry as a guitar player in later years. Good luck to all here and many thanks to the people who have totally revitalised the old web site. Finally a thumbs up to Bob Hunter. I am a semi regular reader of your diary Bob, thanks.
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Are you still in London? My great-grandfather came from County Cork to help build the Union Pacific Railroad back in the day.
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I might just be that person...LOL Plumstead is in SE London. It's a well known fact that I only got to see the boys once, Bickershaw 72-05-07 but what a show that was. A sublime Dark Star that will long live in my memory. I'd been listening to the Dead since Aoxomoxoa caught my eye in the Co-Op. I took an instant like to the album cover and had to have it. Up to then I think I had caught a couple of miscellaneous tracks on the radio but after that I had to have more. Since then I've been buying, d/l and editing shows,and there just isn't enough time in the day to listen. I'm backed up with sweet music that should see me through to my retirement and beyond (yes there might just be an afterlife). And Mr Witcher, who is our resident Spanish correspondent, there will not be a matrix of the Charlies from SOLparty emminating from this direction. It's just too much of a chore. We have the aud (my favourite), the sbd and the video. Isn't that enough for a grown man :-) Mick
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Dare I ask --Palace, Charlton or Millwall? ;)
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Hey Mythical, don't insult me...LOL The only team since 1960, for me, are Spurs :-)
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I read a posted comment about the lack of big (pop. over 50,000) one-band, multi-day, camp-in summer shows going on back in the States these days... I totally agree... although there is still a plethora of wild multi-band summer festivals which I will be deeply missing for the next two or even three years as I will be working at an NGO in the city Sevastopol, in Crimea, in the great nation of Ukraine. Southern Crimea is absolutely spectacular, but I do already miss my summers at Red Rocks. Bob and/or Phil should bring their crew out here for a European reunion! Europe unfortunately suffers from a dearth of fresh, natural, creative rock n' roll, and a sickly excess of nauseating pop pollution. However, I have heard a few good Ukrainian and Russian folk bands which sound appealing. Can anyone else out there in Deadland recommend some good natural/jam European bands? Send me a message if you can...
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And to think I very nearly chucked West Ham into that mix...although I have to hope that I would've got away with Leyton Orient. ;)
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None are as good as the Seagulls, especially not Palace Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Hi Mary, No, I left London many years back and spent some time in Germany before returning to Ireland. I'm now in Dublin, from where I send you best wishes. Dermot
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I won't argue the point, but it has to be said that at least Palace may boast that they have the superior ground...but then, not for long-- http://www.seagulls.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/StadiumDetail/0,,10433~10… :D In truth, it's a good bet that I would've ended up supporting the Albion had my people not jumped the puddle four centuries ago.
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give my regards to St. Stephen's Green, if I'm remembering its name right, being 30 years removed from my last visit...
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I will look at the news in a mo, i live in Spain so i am out of touch with happenings. The last i heard they were going to have to go through a new public enquiry because gov't jobs changed hands Selhurst park hasn't been the same since Sainsburys took a chunk Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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I won't see you there unfortunately, have a good day Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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yeah sorry missed it too - in between paydays - any Kent/Thanet people out there/here?
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i don't live in Kent but knew Margate well, as my mother was born there and my Grandparents lived there until they died. There are a few Deadheads in Kent. A month ago we had a party on the Kent Sussex border If you go here you should be able to contact some http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/eurotraders Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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...er, sorta. It's the place to which we've traced the family's English provenance, and for those who haven't heard of it (or who made the mistake of blinking whilst driving thru), it's about seven miles due east of Tunbridge Wells. Not a whole bunch to see there or thereabouts I guess, and it's why I was telling SSDD that if my peeps had stuck around, my Football League allegiance likely would've swung toward Brighton & Hove Albion...or maybe Gillingham. Anyway, I've got aims on getting over there for an up-close inspection one of these days. Should suffice to occupy at least part of an afternoon, at any rate.
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I know the area reasonably well as i am Sussex born . A month ago we(English Deadheads) had a party not too far from Horsmonden to celebrate the anniversary of the summer of love, Top of the bill was Barry The Fish Melton. The weather was kind and a good time was had by all. Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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if you do get over try the local hooch Kentish Cider from Biddenden, you probably won't remember much of the afternoon Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Well if anyone is passing by or even trying a day out at the seaside (i'm a minutes walk away from the beach at Ramsgate) then drop me a line...
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Anyone in the south of Spain and fancies a visit drop me a line. I live in the province of Granada, south of the Sierra Nevada Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Were any of you there? I saw them there twice but cannot remember exact dates etc I did try to look up on the old dead website - have not tried this one yet but maybe someone out there can remember. happy to catch up with deadheads in London or Oxford. Also saw Ratdog at the Astoria (2 years runnin) much more recently......................
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They played the Rainbow in 81 not 76 and i missed them Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Thanks for that - (I lost or gained 5 years somewhere or just got a crap memory?!). I went to loads of gigs in those days (post 1974) including flying burritos, little feat, santana etc & I can remember who I saw & where (more or less) but have lost track of when - location sticks better than dates! Have never seen NRPS though & still might yet. Also went to a gig at the Brixton Academy in 2000 that was Ken Kesey & the Magic Bus on a Merlin Tour.............. I see you are in Granada - I have always wanted to go to the Alhambra!
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That Kesey tour was 1999 i saw him in Brighton. and i was in Cornwall for the eclipse but didn't see Kesey then it had sold out somewhere i have a video tape of the tv programmes that were made on that tour around uk Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Can't believe how badly I forget dates - I remember it was around the eclipse - did not attempt to go to cornwall. Just after the Merlin gig I bucked up on one of my old deadhead friends & we went to a gig a few weeks later in a village hall near Taunton with Gene Parsons from the Byrds..............you never know what may happen next!
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Was it just Gene or was he with Meridian Green A friend of mine from Brighton put on some of his tours Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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He was with a woman - I think the name Meridian Green sounds familiar. I bought their CD so will check. ( I am on my pc at work right now so will have to look when I get home). Enjoyed the gig! Debz
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im in france,, outside of lyon,,have a restaurant,, bar, and concert hall,,,, no heads here though;(its so great to get on line after the service,, and remenince of them good old days,,,,as carlos santana says''' WORLD PEACE IS POSSIBLE IN OUR LIFETIME!!!"lets roll that train!!
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is there anyone else out there in Spain. I know of a couple around where i live but is there anybody else. I live in The province of Granada Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Sunshine Daydream,Will be living in Sevilla by beginning September, but think we'd talked about that already. So in answer to your 3 times question above-SOON will be at least 1 more! ;-)
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this is the first time i have managed 3 posts, 2 sometimes but not 3 lets see how this comes up ;-) Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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The multiple posts, Sunshine? Do you have a special, secret trick? Certainly makes sure your posts are noticed! :-)
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This seems to crop up every now and then, more with folks in Europe. It SEEMS to relate to hitting the Publish Comment button, having nothing happen, hitting it again, lather/rinse/repeat. What's causing the lag, that's another question.
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i have also had problems with answering a post then my post shows first the problem is probably something to do with global warming, everything else nowadays seems to be Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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It is the village fiesta this weekend, Plenty Beer Wine etc anyone in the area pop by i AM easy to recognise even without tiedie Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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It is the village fiesta this weekend, Plenty Beer Wine etc anyone in the area pop by i AM easy to recognise even without tiedie Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam