The Saturday evening of the Gathering at the The Arena, Venue Cymru, Llandudno, N Wales was excellent. The evening started with the support band Westway led by original Alarm bassist Eddie Mcdonald who play (For charitable reasons only) music of the Clash which got the audience in the right mood for the main event Mr Mike Peters & Co.
THE OPENINGTHREE SEVENS CLASHWHERE WERE YOU HIDING WHEN THE STORM BROKE?MY TOWNFIGHTBACKABSOLUTE REALITYTHE ALARM CALLINGTHE DECEIVERWAR SONGI NEVER LEFT I ONLY WENT AWAYCEASE AND DESISTHIGHER CALLBLAZE OF GLORYACOUSTIC STAGE[In the middle of the venue!!!]BREATHERIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED FROMCLOSE21ST CENTURYELECTRIC STAGEONE STEP CLOSER TO HOMEKNIFE EDGESOLD ME DOWN THE RIVERDRUNK AND DISORDERLYTRAFFICKINGSUPERCHANNELSTRENGTHRAIN IN THE SUMMERTIMEWITHOUT A FIGHTRESCUE MESIXTY EIGHT GUNSENCORE 1DEESIDETHE STAND[INC.THE CHANT HAS JUST BEGUN]MARCHING ONENCORE 245 RPM NEW ROSEBOREDOMGOD SAVE THE QUEENSHEENA IS A PUNK ROCKER45 RPM [REPRISE]SPIRIT OF '76LOVE HOPE STRENGTHSet length: 3 Hours [39 SONGS]
Brilliant apart from the fact that four hours of standing on a concrete floor plays havoc with the Pieman and his highly toned physique! New Tunes, Old Tunes and lots of noise. One the highlights was the move to acoustic stage in the middle of the set and some fine tunes therein. The liquid refreshment was overpriced as usual but the venue is very good and the parking excellent. No sign of theTrain driver and apologises to the Viking on the rock during the performance of " The Rock".