Got there early & hung with a few others outside. I showed Ace some photos from previous gig. When Cass arrived, he invited us all into the sound check. Not only that, he also said if anyone’s going to other shows & hasn’t got tickets (except for London) give him their details & he will put you on guest list ! How cool was that?
After the sound check, security kicked everyone out of the venue, so there was a big queue to join. Well, how’s the phrase? “Have your cake & eat it”. I didn’t wanna be at the back, it had to be front row. This is where the ever wonderful skin comes in 😉 I wandered round the back of the venue & happened to see skin coming off the bus. She was struggling with the door or something & had a laptop in her hand. “Hold this for me please”. I obliged & explained how after soundcheck we were sent out etc. She said she’d sort something out for us. The promoter or venue manager (?) came out & told us to wait at side door. Once the main doors are opened, the side door will be opened at same time & thus we would get front row ! Result 🙂 The ironic thing was the crowd was VERY rough. So much so, that my mate Ian (who’d also been following the tour) bailed over the barrier. Must confess, this was probably the closest i’ve been to bailing due to the roughness…but i didn’t….i’m hard core when it comes to Skunk Anansie 😉