Well, The rox festival in Bogna Regis was a good 1st gig. A fair sized audience, but they were really unenthusiastic. Putting on my diplomatic hat, I'd say that the overall quality of bands wasn't nearly as high as I'd expected. Anyway, everyday's a school day and I learnt two things... both of which I already knew! 1) Promoters are full of it! They told us they anticpated 60,000 over the weekend, which would have meant a huge audience, given that were were on the main stage at 6.30pm. They neglected to mention that the festival had been relocated out of the town centre since last year and I got the impression there was some controversy surrounding this fact from a questionairre they asked usd to fill in when we were watching acts. We played to an audience of a around a thousand. Not bad for a 1st gig, but still dissapointing given what I felt we were lead to expect. Still, probably more disspointing all round for the promoters. 2) Never let stage crew hurry you because they are running behind. By the time we were on at 6.30 the gig was 20 mins behind. We agreed to drop a track, but they were still pointing at their watches and telling us two more while we were playing! Yeah, I can really get into this while some wiry old git is mouthing stuff at me from the side of the stage! I felt this was basically out of order. What was worse though, is that thery were hurrying all the bands so much that about three bands started before they were ready and screwed up their 1st tracks (including us, lead guitar not turned up - in a three piece, doh!) due to bascially being really hurried. We also didnt even get a chance to strum a chord and sing a note as sound check... consequently we couldnt hear half as much vocal in the monitor as anything else. Anyway, it was a good day, we played good and the reggae band that followed us were bloody great. coolio Next gig - dublin castle, camden. HK.