Another busy weekend, but rather than gigging I was playing my last wedding bookings of the season.
First was Angel and Giles, whose wedding was in the very plush setting of Ashdown Park Hotel in Sussex:
There was even a helicopter! (though I don’t think it belonged to any of the wedding guests):
They were really lucky with the weather, and although the Autumnal chill did get to my fingers by the end of the outdoor service (resulting in a bit of a fluff during their exit music), the sun shone and I managed to nab a glass of champagne while I played during the reception drinks. This was also the first wedding I’ve been at with its own Twitter hashtag. Very modern.
Then the next day I drove across London to play for Lisa and Daniel at their wedding at the Carlton Mitre near Hampton Court:
Again, the weather was lovely, although I learnt my lesson from the previous day and kept my fingerless mitts on while I played during the drinks on the terrace:
Then instead of having a quiet night in like a sensible person, I headed out to the Big Chill Bar off Brick Lane to provide moral support for my housemate Duck (half of Bam Bam Sound) while he played records. This extended to little more than hoovering up free drinks and shouting requests for him to play Justin Bieber (don’t ask):
It was the Brick Lane festival, and the whole area looked like the apocalypse had hit it – broken glass and piss everywhere, people wandering about in the streets moaning and drooling…
Anyway, we had a brilliant time – though clearly not as brilliant a time as this girl. She was awesome: