Blackburn was excellent fun. The crowd were going to have a good time no matter how I performed, and it was actually good to be able to loosen up after the gig without the threat of a long homeward journey to deal with. Thanks also to Keith's family, who amiably let me gatecrash his cousin's 21st birthday party. The coincidence of finding fellow geordies (well, I'm an adopted geordie now) in Blackburn was too good an opportunity for celebrating!
Thanks to the hen party at the gig for spoiling it a bit and then making up for it by oozing charm at me afterwards. Thanks to the people who bought me drinks and made me feel a million dollars (I've heard the tape, I was nearer 12 Euros) and thanks to the people of Blackburn for having a nice cheap economy. Everything was cheap - the beer (economies of scale perhaps) the accommodations (good value) and the taxis (given the lack of anywhere to go, there's only a limited amount they can charge).
Edinburgh has a lot to live up to. I'm sure I'll have fun there too! If you're in Edinburgh, then get in touch - come and see me perform or meet me for a beer... it's all good!
By the way - check out the updated Edinburgh performing schedule over at the AshleyFrieze site. Please note - this year's Edinburgh diary is blank... but I'll fill it soon enough.