Chapter 77: Reviewing the New Year Review in review


 

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Dear Diary,

I’m a bit hungover, I’ll be perfectly honest.

The plan was so simple:

NYE3v2

Yes, granted, it may look like a sleazy wrestling poster, but our intentions were utterly pure.

And then this happened:

 

 

All the basic tools for a New Year’s pub gig.

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Bad graffiti goes extinct.

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The avengers assemble.

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Matt Bradshaw and his unfeasibly large pedal board.

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Ben discusses Hugh Laurie and the blues (or lack thereof).

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Ed Pope starts with The Velvet Underground, and follows it with George Formby. He knows his audience.

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Mr Taplin has a guitar transfusion, thanks to Mr Johnson.

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Ric Wade and Matt Bradshaw perform as ‘The Strange Metaphors of Bryan Adams’.

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Matt Winkworth and the Winkworthy.

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Winkworth starts ‘Wuthering Heights’, and shit gets real.

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Ric Wade covers his mouth in disgust.

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We hit the stage, and I realise I put new strings on. For the next hour I am forever tuning, tuning…

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I really don’t quite know what is happening here…

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“It’s the end of the year as we know it…”

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To the victor, the spoils! The landlord presents us with a way to start 2015 as we mean to go on.

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