Hello "old bean".
I write complain about last night's "gig"at the HMV Forum in the quaint little village known as Kentish Town. I admit that from talking to my fellow moustachioed accomplices I may be in a minority of 1 with this jeremiad but I'm making it anyway.
My grievance? Quite simply, the gig did not last long enough.
I won't procrastinate, I know that annoys the members of the band somewhat and I already have plenty of greys.
According to Wikipedia (yes I am sad enough to have checked) "evening" starts around 5pm and runs till nightfall. As we are approaching the longest day (21 Jun) that means evening consists of at least 5 hours, possible 6 on a bright day. Therefore, just over two and a half hours, good as it might have been, is simply NOT acceptable. OK, so they played some pleasant "tunes" to "get on down" to, and the vast majority (OK everyone else) seemed happy enough with that, but I felt distressed, disappointed, despondent, dissatisfied, disenchanted and disgruntled.
I had actually hoped to hear the whole back catalogue, including the odd acoustic "remix" plus all of the soon to be released album, but it seems that those expectations were maybe a little high. However, 5 hours should have been more than possible. The youngsters that perform in the band are almost children, mere anklebiters and whippersnappers. They are clearly quite fit and apparently they work hard in the community and so this should have been easy for them.
I will be placing my complaint with the Trades Descriptions people.
Yours Sincerely, (not really)
PS I do wish the lead singer, Mr Bead (?), would refrain from removing his clothes during the event as this just encourages the more attractive and scantily clad young ladies to attend in the hope of getting his attention. This is not good for a man of my age. I only have the one heart and it won't last for ever. You know who you are ladies. Behave!
PPS What little they did play was quite satisfactory and had me humming along on occassion. I intend to attend and police future gigs simply to make sure they keep up those standards.
PPPS Many thanks to Jennifer for organising the pre-gig soiree!! That WAS outstanding. My new chum Mr Wakeman and I extended it to around 7 hours from the originally planned 4 so please learn from that when planning for future events.