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Northampton, the best yet.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Lurkalot, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Lurkalot

    Lurkalot I've got a zappy little nappy

    Ok so the labour club isn't such a tidy place, it looks like its fallen on hard times, but the few that were there were all peaceful people out for a good night. And boy did they get one, I was with my usual seasoned gang of around 6, and we all said pretty much that it was probably the best wfe've seen Nick, ok, the first rhythm festival was ace, and cropredy was also. But Saturday was just personal and brilliant, thanks for the field of cloth of gold for my mrs.
  2. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    You were obviously not stood anywhere near me ... I was stood on the way to the loos ( still only 10 foot from the stage ) ... but that bloke who was doing most of the banter, about Harley Davidsons, Cameron etc was also stood there and him and his wife ( & some other bloke ) just spoke all the way thru the gig ... apart from "Field of Cloth" - because that's the one they requested !!
  3. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Chris I know that you are serious having read your other post. But the way these messages crossed is hilarious! :m3:

  4. Lurkalot

    Lurkalot I've got a zappy little nappy

    Good job you weren't near the bar then, people were asking for beer, I didn't realise it was a pre-requisite to stand in extreme silence at a Harper (Nick or Roy) gig. In fact in a small venue like the labour club the banter makes the show better, and I bet Nick was glad of someone to take the Mick out of, however, my apologies, we didn't mean to offend you.
  5. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    "extreme silence" ?! Of course people have to talk and order beers etc and I'm all for banter BETWEEN songs ... and I agree the Harpers do enjoy that ... but once they start playing, that should indicate the time to shut up and listen to them ... that's what they want AND that's what the majority of the crowd want too (!) especially at such a small place like the Labour Club. There is no excuse to talk through the songs there, when you could easily stand outside ( either the front or the smoking area ) and still hear the act and then you could talk to your hearts content and not spoil the enjoyment for anyone else.

    If you or the guy that annoyed us ( or both, if you are that person ) spoke as loud during the songs at the up coming Royal Festival Hall gig for Roy, I bet they would be asked to leave the room ... and using the excuse of "I didn't realise I had to be queit at a Roy gig" would just not cut it !!
  6. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Anyway as some of you know this has been covered before :


    ...and probably some people are used to going to loud band gigs and can talk through without interfering. But sometimes when you see a lonely guitarist on the stage inviting banter to commune with the audience; it's quite easy to join in after a beer or two.

    Roy would positively encourage it to get some reaction from a bemused, thick, dead pan, audience. And if you know every note, lyric, multimeaningfulness, chorus etc. it can sometimes be impossible not to participate. I'm keeping my head down at the next gigs. To talk over quiet songs about Manchester United is quite unforgiveable though.

    The one thing I'm proud of is that I anticipated every one of Roy's songs at Festy Hall, and whispered them into my ex-wife's ear...just when he starts to play the preamble opening chord or goes into a diff tuning. We're still divorced but always been united through Harperism.

    Peace be upon all of you including me!!


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  7. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    I had the same problem watching Nick at The Mad Ferret in Preston. In my opinion the hecklers may as well just shout at the top of their voices that they don't respect the musician/s, fellow gig attendees, or the music! Surely whatever is so important that they have to shout over the music, can be discussed at the interval or the end of the gig during the applause? Nick resorted to telling them blatantly to STFU, but alas it was still futile!

    It's mind numbingly frustrating, drives me nuts, and it must stop!! :angry:


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