World Famous Red Sox

Grayshott Village…

A tiny venue somewhere in deepest darkest Surrey became home for some 300 people and Jamie Moses’ World Famous Red Sox. As we found last time, the band attracts a rich collection of people ranging from teens right up to the more mature “Dad Rock” fans (some of whom needed to sit during the gig). Yet again, the band impressed the audience with a mix of music from across the years. The jokes, the facial expressions and the little rituals that each band member have contribute to a great night out.

The atmosphere is one of friendly humour, charged with great guitar, drumming, and of course Spike’s keyboard playing. What comes across from the band is that they really enjoy playing together. Both the BF and I commented on it being almost a party – not just for the audience, but for the band. At one point I looked to the stage to see the tops of heads bobbing around in front of me…you can’t help tapping your toes and moving to the music!

I can’t wait to see them again – next time in October when Jamie and Spike will be with Queen at the O2. If you get the chance to see them, do. I can’t recommend them enough.

P.S. Thanks to Jane for organising our tickets.

A Little Word About Weddings…

I recently attended the wedding of a dear old friend and it was fantastic. Not just to see him happy and clearly enjoying life, but to catch up with some other old dear friends. Out of those of us from the same uni. I am the only one never to have tied the knot. This became a topic of conversation at some point during the evening…and whether I would marry so we could all get together again soon. My view is that it’s a shame that we become overtaken by life, forgetting to make those calls, send those emails, or to spend time catching up with old friends. No one is at fault, it’s just life. A wedding gives us time to catch up, spend time together and remember. Why can’t we just organise “events” that would get us together on a more frequent basis (well, anything more frequent than 10 years would be a good start).

I think I need to have a “not the wedding celebration” or something similar. I have no intention of getting married, but I do want to get everyone together again. Life moves on, people grow up and apart (In some cases), but there are some special relationships that stay special despite the obstacles, the miles, the years, the ups and the downs. I want to do what I can to preserve those relationships without “life” getting in the way.