The last Saturday in January 2005 is sure to become one of the most treasured days of my life.
Long before we arrived in Liverpool, the excitement was overflowing.
Owing much to all the fun and great atmosphere that my fellow Park and Riders
created on the coach and perhaps the booze consumed on the way.
Expectations for Liverpool were a lot of beer, quality music and just havin' it really.
A few words from the day-trippers, as we sped down the M62:
Park and Ride's performance is second to them having a good time.
The toilet smells like Battenburg.
It's quite spacious in there for a dwarf.
I like P n R for their individuality, lyrics their presence on stage they're lovin it! Real easy going.
The songs come from the heart, they are about real life, their right on the spot of what you're doing in your life really.
Mainly because I know them, I know them all it's just a laugh rather than...the music's good and easy to listen to. It's funny to see them...you know when you know them, and you know the humour that goes behind it...you get the jokes when they're on stage pratting about. They're just messing about. The music's not serious music, it's easy to take...they have fun when they rehearse...
The way they don't take themselves seriously, having a laugh about anything in the world.
On Dean's instruction we went looking for The Barracuda Bar as the coach disappeared from
view, on the way Anth and Kensey were amazed to see Milan Baros the Liverpool footballer.
The Barracuda was a large sport themed pub, filled with cricketing memorabilia. Many of the Hull crowd were football fans so they avidly watched the screens for news on their favourite teams.
Kensey found a machine, dispensing blow up sheep in the Gents and proudly returned
with his prize. Much fun and frolics with the inflatable love-toy ensued, as you can imagine.
It has to be said the service in the pub left a little to be desired; Sam waited almost an
hour for her Nachos- they were sent to the wrong table- the staff had sixty or so of us to serve so I think allowances can be made.
Matthew Street home of The Cavern is pedestrianised, with clubs, bars and all kinds of
touristy shops, selling mostly Beatles memorabilia and souvenirs.
Above the door to one club, I saw a brick in a wall, with Dave Gilmour's name engraved on it.
I am here, where many great musicians have walked before, what a thrill.
We split in to smaller groups on leaving the Barracuda, which gave everyone the chance
to socialise more.
Our group of about twelve or so found another pub situated
inside a covered complex with other bars situated of a short passage.
A bit like the food bar in the Prospect centre back home, but for bars.
There we drank some more and talked excitedly about the night to come.
We left the bar and headed through the back streets stopping on the way to buy doughnuts
from a street vendor-oh they tasted good- and to sit on the Eleanor Rigby bench.
The Hull crowd were eager to take in the musical heritage of the area and as dusk
fell we entered the Lennon Bar next door to the Cavern.
Inside, it was a long narrow pub, low ceiling, with a stage situated near the entrance.
A three- piece covers band called The Purple Hearts were setting up as we arrived. They treated us all to great renditions of the Beatles, Kinks and lots more sixties favourites. Over time our group swelled as everyone came together again. As we left the Lennon bar, members of Park and Ride, proudly walked towards us down Matthew Street, having just finished their sound-check.
Going Down - Isn't 'Ull Brilliant! Hull Aid Tsunami Benefit Event By Cilla, 11 page Photo Gallery by Darren Rogers.
After the unbelievable response to the Hull Aid Tsunami Benefit Event, where hundreds of you turned up
to be entertained by some of the fabulous talent from in and around Hull, we can announce
the current total donated by YOU!
Together with collections at Yo-YoRead more...
Going Down - thisisUll.com Tuesday 11th January - Hull Aid Tsunami Benefit Gig By Daniel Laney.
It is 5am, I am with three proud members of thisisUll.com, sitting back
and reflecting on eight hours of music.
I have to break myself from conversation in order to put together my own thoughts of this magical event.
In the background of the room I can hear
Going Down - thisisUll.com 2004 in Pictures.
Both Cilla and I want to thank all the contributors for their work in 2004.
Without their participation this website could not be possible,
Over 100,000 people from over 80 countries are seeing Ull at it's very best with over 2,000 pages of superb
Music Reviews - Sunday 23rd January 05 - Tsunami Benefit Gig at The Welly By Daniel Laney Photos by Mo
The Freaks Union, Silence In The Streets, BB Bruce, Diverse Unit, The Favours and Face to Feet.
The winter's bitter chill began to make my hands weak and numb as I walked along the street in the pitch black.
Whilst listening to my walkman I began to ask myself what the
Music Reviews - Park & Ride, Andy (The Sneaks),Andy Cornfoot Tue 18th Jan - The Sesh at The Linnet & Lark By Daniel Laney Photos by Michelle Dee
For two Tuesdays in a row now The Sesh has proved to be the venue of choice.
Last week it was almost impossible to move, due to all the people that turned out to show
their support for the tsunami benefit gig.
This Tuesday the whole place is again full, it may not be as
Music Reviews - Tuesday 11th Jan - Hull Aid Tsunami Benefit Gig at The Sesh By Lee Atkinson Photos Darren Rogers
A Turismo acoustic session, a new member of The Bonnitts, The Johnsons making their live debut, all at
The Linnet and, most importantly, all for a very important cause.
The date is 11th January and I am standing in the middle of an enthusiastic crowd at a very
Music Reviews - The Reputations, Jonny Panic and When Water Comes at The Ringside
- Mon 17th Jan By Daniel Laney
You know it's been a good night when your face hurts from smiling and ears are ringing from
the evening's entertainment. The performance given last night from all three bands made the
evening highly entertaining.
It was also the first time that I had managed
Music Gig Gallery - Freaks Union, No Comply, The Unknown and Diverse Unit at the Adelphi 9th Dec 2004 by Lucy Kynman
This 8 page Photo Gallery of Freaks Union, No Comply, The Unknown
and Diverse Unit at the Adelphi 9th December 2004 by Lucy Kynman is too
good to miss so I'm publishing it even without a review for all the music fans to enjoy... great job and thanks Lucy.