Off to Tassie this weekend for some more Jimmy. Always a good gig at Wrestpoint, almost as good as Twin Towns - almost!!!
It was just a quick trip over for the night for me, had to be back for the footy on Sunday. Quick, but so worth it.
Mahalia was support. She started off acoustic with just her and Ben. After a couple of songs Davey Lane joined them on electric guitar. Next thing all of Jimmy’s band came on and started the place rocking. Mahalia finished off with Proud Mary. The band did not leave the stage, Mahalia and Ben moved back to their places and it was straight from Proud Mary to Driving Wheels. Loved it - no CD intro this time. Jimmy came on with a grin form ear to ear. It was going to be a good one, with a start like that how could it not be. And it was fantastic!! Jimmy had a lot of fun and there were smiles for everyone and a story or two to give us a laugh and there was a lot of awesome singing too. Davey’s guitar was very loud tonight, but that’s ok, he was having a good one and yes there was a scissor kick in there. It was Tony’s last gig tonight (apart from the Mick Cox benefit gig) and he was enjoying himself up there. Going to miss him next tour. After a couple of gigs Jackie was into the swing of things on drums. His improvement continues - how good is he going to be when he finishes at Berkley? When Your Love is Gone was back in the set, have missed that one, it always goes down well and everyone, Jimmy, the band, the girls and the crowd all seem to love singing it. Neither of the girls joined dad for a song tonight The set list was again different but still had all those songs everyone loves to hear and sing along to. And the crowd were getting right into it too. There was lots of screaming, singing and people having good fun. Some idiot threw a cup onto the stage, I think it was empty but still….. Jimmy responded by looking him in the eye and telling him to ‘fuck off” Not sure why people do things like that - drunk, I guess.
But all was good. I really enjoyed myself tonight. Had plenty of room to move and avoided any pushing and shoving.
Had a lot of fun in Tassie.