Just off to Birmingham to listen to Danny Wright play live. It’s been a while as dates and venues were not always compatible with my diary. Still should be amazing as he is a fabulous singer songwriter & a nice person too!
Brad O Neil stepped in at short notice to kick start the afternoon & his voice was silky & very listenable too. He sang a mixture of his own songs & some covers of famous songs. The Lunafall Band followed with a solid performance of their own songs that included some of their early work. Rumour has it that new material is shortly to follow so some of those songs have had their last airing so to speak. The Hyde Project kept the crowd entertained despite some technical issues & being a band member short due to unforeseen circumstances. Must have been a performers worse nightmare but the guys handled it with humour so all was good.
Then Danny & his band took to the stage & gave an energetic performance of some of my most favourite of all his songs but also included some two new songs which are shortly to be released. Can’t wait! He really is great on stage & the banter between band members also added to the show.
I am nearly at the end of recording the events of the 2018 road trip which is great as after I get back from Reading Music festival we are due to hit the road again. This year however I hope to blog as we go. Internet connection permitting!
The latest challenge was to have a go on Velocity 2 the longest zip wire in Europe. (see full video on wtfimu2n You Tube channel) For the most parts this sort of thing doesn’t really present me with the jitters as the adrenaline rush & sense of fun far outweighs the risk.
I was surprised that many seemed fearful of such an experience. It’s interesting to me where these fears come from and why we find particular things more scary than others. Age seems to bring with it a fearfulness that can overwhelm a person if it’s allowed to.
Pushing the personal boundaries at any age seems to be a positive thing to try what ever your age and especially as you grow older. Yes important to be mindful of health & I would not advocate that people take unnecessary risk but what troubles me is that some people are willing to close the door, batten down the hatch & retreat from the outside world to stop themselves from doing even the most simple things such as going on holiday.
Chatting with a friend over a cup of tea it seemed I was not alone in being somewhat horrified that some of our contemporaries were ‘giving in’ to the sense that they for some unfathomable reason no longer do certain things.
My advice is to get out there and embrace what ever challenges come your way. Meanwhile Im packing my small rucksack & heading for a music festival.