Hi. David’s band played The Swan on Friday night. It was a great crowd and a really fun night. I may have overdone the wine a bit. It can be a bit nerve wracking being a band wife. We know we will have to pick up the pieces emotionally if it doesn’t go well. I was extremely relieved it went marvellously, the courtyard was rocking and the band and the pub staff were happy. I guess each public gig will get a little easier for me. The first one I was so nervous I thought I was going to be sick on the way there, butterflies in the stomach.
“We haven’t done a sound check”, was one of the pre play worries this time. I saw an anxious face of apprehension on one of the other band member’s faces. “Don’t worry, we know you’re brilliant” I said confidently… (and I meant it), then started inwardly worrying what the sound was going to be like amongst all other little worries. This must be what it’s like to have children. A constant state of anxiety whilst presenting a face of calm.
Worrying over, the ageing rockers did good, and only one of them ended up in hospital the next day. Don’t worry, he’s OK. He was already texting from A & E about doing the next gig. This gigging seems to be addictive.
David said the best bit for him was looking out and seeing all the people smiling in the crowd, the sea of happy boppers enjoying the music. As a wife you have to do extra cheering, and you want to, it’s fun but exhausting!
For now I’m off to cook the lamb for Sunday dinner. Roast potatoes are already in the oven. I think I’ll give the wine a miss. Have a great week everybody. Here’s a beautiful tulip tree leaf from this afternoon’s walk. 😊.