I traveled over from Spain for the weekend to see the show as I didn't want to miss it. I did attend Coconut DF gig on Pats memorial do in Lincoln as well last September but this time it was also our Gaz [Gary Topliss] birthday Party and his band Helium 3 was playing supporting Coconut DF too so it was a perfect excuse to visit Lincoln again [Currently most probably my favorite city in England] and also to stay away of this Christmas non sense.
Apparently its possible to travel all over England with one of those fuckers as all the north and the south is well connected by the canals. They are very well prepared and you can get all facilities you can find in a normal house.
Maybe he will take us one day for a ride?
Those were the bands lined up for the night:
Diamond el Fonsbrok and The Dead Baby Parade
Lab Rat&Trouble Djs
Undertone club closed the night.
our Gaz a Happy man
A pint here and there and most of the drums and boxes were placed and I could see how people started to gather outside the venue. All Lincoln wanted to be there!
Dead Baby Parade and Helium 3 did their usual sound check.
Del-Dead Baby Parade
The day before I saw Helium 3 rehearsing two new tracks . 'Bad Stuff' [?] and 'Angels and Demons'. They both sounded ace to me. ' Josh [Dave Jackson son] deserves a special mention as he joined again with 3 of the bands that played on the night. Drums, bongos and a rather good work with the guitar. Sterling job mate.
Simon-Dead Baby Parade
Helium 3 rehersals in Gaz freezing shed
Dave Jackson used to play in the legendary Lincoln cult band AReprisal [Top man, very experienced bass player..and always smiling!] along with his brother Martin and Pete Clayton [Who was there that night too]. Those were the 80s!
AReprisal-Lincoln Left to right: Dave Jackson, Pete Clayton, ?, Simon Cox
Dave soundcheckSo Dave Fielding did sound check at the end of the afternoon. The ebow seemed on top form and sounded as good as ever. The first chords had that special feeling that instantly filled the [not for so long] empty room.
McGintyDj LabRat was the dj opener. Which place better than England to hear the new trends on techno-dance beats? Mc Ginty blasted a top set.
More soon in Part 2