Tales of DeerShed

Arrived at The Deershed Festival in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, parked up and walked onto the site and the first thing I see is a 10 foot mermaid ! Cool. For the people that don’t know, I have a thing about mermaids. Anyway, I followed her around for about an hour hoping that she’d fall over and that I could assist her in some way…A good start to my day. ( She never fell by the way, not even a wobble, bloody good on those stilts…Bugger ! )

Had a lovely roast dinner in a big round Yorkshire pudding and off we go for some music. Very nice vibe, no twats, even the drunks were friendly and happy, beautiful hot day. Found some friends of mine, Groanbox, playing in a packed marquee, sounded great, went down well with the audience. They’d played earlier in the family tent and said that with so many kids around they’d had to censor themselves quite extensively….Bloody good job they didn’t offer me that stage then !

I then watched Danny and the Champions of the World on the main stage, great music, saw Danny and the boys at Glastonbury so already a fan. Had a chat with him later, very nice man.

And onwards to my gig…I played on the Buskstop Stage. I was well looked after by the stage crew. Had to censor myself too as it happens. I was singing Moon on a Stick and just getting to the line, some people want to just fuck until they’re sore, when a pretty little 8 year old girl walked by, seemed to like what she was hearing, sat down and gave me the most beautiful smile….I just didn’t have the heart to say fuck in front of her and swapped it for an undiscernable noise instead ! Had a great gig, drove the crowd wild with my slash and burn guitar style. I enjoyed them and they enjoyed me !

Time to go see Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls play their gig. Their marquee was rammed and some, everyone came to see them. I think they needed a bigger stage. A great gig for them. All in all a very pleasant day. Drove Miles and Erica back to the Bridges pub to pick up their car and crawled into bed at 3:30 am. Cleaning out the car the next day I found an empty champagne bottle in the back seat where Erica sat. Such a rock and roll chick that Erica !

BTW my laptop is poorly at the moment so I won’t be online for a few days but will keep posting here.