I have to offer extra top-shelf special thanks to Lee, Justine, Beth, Chucky, Belle, Jim, Rollo, Pete, Richard and Symptomatic for being there and making it worthwhile.
(Beth and Milk checking their levels)
For those of you who weren't there, we were joined on stage by Beth for an impromptu version of Mekano anthem Reel to Real. We really should get that song onto Spotify etc. shouldn't we? There is a version on Grooveshark, I think it's been ripped from a demo CD but it's not bad.
(Justine insulating herself from electric shockery)
Despite the sound man leaving the venue moments after we took to the stage (OK, so we mix ourselves but that still means we have no control over the PA or the monitors), and an untamed power-supply attempting to devour Justine's bass-lines, we did our best and I have to say I had a great time regardless. Next time, we'll make sure we're louder!
The devil is in the details, but the real pleasure is in the bigger picture.
(Lee guarding the equipment)
The Mekano Set