Friday, May 13, 2005

Rory McLeod, West End Centre, Aldershot

Ken and Other Val joined us on the candlelit table at the West End Centre for Rory McLeod's gig. Poor Rory seemed to give a hurried performance with a lot less chat and more songs than he did last time, perhaps he's got fed up of being told to 'hurry up' or 'get on with it' by hecklers in the crowd, or being 'hooked off' by venue staff anxious to get home! Personally I like his stories as much as the songs. Rory played a lot of my favourites such as No More Blood For Oil, Too Old For the Orphanage, London Kisses, What Would Jesus Do and some new ones to me, such as Emperor's New Clothes and the Miner's Picket Dance. His encore was a trombone tune which didn't work very well as it was 'out of tune'!!
Rory seems like a top guy, and likes to meet the people from the audience at break time. A group of young girls seemed pleased to talk to him - he seemed pleased as well! Married man, girls, I'm afraid!!

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