The last gig for the year was at Kinross Woolshed in Thurgoona, just outside Albury. It was a nice warm, sunny day so the wait for Jimmy to come on was not so bad as we sat through a couple of support acts. The first was some girl singing country songs followed by Sam Hawksley, Adam Brand’s guitarist, who sang a few more country songs. Adam came on next and the place came to life finally. The crowd rushed forward, his fans nearly as bad as Shannon’s!! He has a really good rapport with them but why some guy was yelling for him to take his shirt off, hmmm - I don’t know. Even though Adam is a bit more country rock I was hanging out for some real rock, ready for Jimmy!!
Finally he appeared on the stage as the crowd exploded. Next to us were some guys who had been to Chisel last weekend and they were having the time of their lives tonight. They had their arms up and out all night with a bit of air keys going on, instead of the usual air guitar!! They amused us all - Jimmy, the band and the crowd. There were some idiots who did not amuse anyone throwing things on the stage, one threw a full can of beer that just missed Jimmy, he was not impressed. At the same time some one dropped and Jimmy called for some assistance. Poor Jimmy, dodging flying cans and playing security. Didn’t effect his performance though, after a couple of comments he was back into singing all the hits for us and all was good.
No band changes this week, it’s a bit of a guessing game these days as to who is going to be on guitar each gig. Looking forward to Davey returning though. Jimmy powered through his set, having a good time and keeping the crowd happy, throwing a smile and a wave around here and there. He has been playing his guitar a lot lately which is always great to see.
But all too quickly we were jumping around to Working Class Man, couldn’t believe it, the night had gone so fast After a break Jimmy came back on to sing Khe Sanh with Adam Brand. Adam played guitar - wonder if he was switched on this time!!! He is in absolute awe of Jimmy, it was written all over his face as he sang along with Jimmy. There was no Goodbye tonight and it just didn’t seem right. It is the only way to end a brilliant night (though I would settle for Do Or Die). Either way I wasn’t ready for it all to be over, neither was anyone else. Such an awesome gig. But now the countdown was on to the Red Hot Summer Tour - Bring it on!!