Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Corsham Fringe Festival - Best performance yet?!

Well who would have thought that we could top our recent performances in AK? And so quickly!

It's been a busy few days on the Magnificent front with three performances in five days, almost a mini tour.

We journeyed down through soggy Wiltshire to the lovely town of Corsham to perform at their Fringe Festival at St Bartholomew's Church. It was another tall order to follow our illustrious leader and his very talented pair of ladies as The Croutons but the blokes rose to the occassion, er, rather magnificently.

Most of us were slightly taken aback when Chris announced a curtailed set, depriving us of doing Haul Away Joe and the now ritual of doning our Pirate garb. There were a few plaintive "Aaars" to try to make him realised that he had skipped this integral part of the show but he was having none of it, last song Down to the River to pray was called so we duely obeyed, if somewhat heavy hearted.

We were very well received by the enthusiastic audience but sloped off back to our seats a little dejected at being deprived from singing one of our favourite pieces, or so it seemed. It turned out that he had just had the brainwave of using the piece as a Grand Finale so we were called back onto the stage to get togged up and wave our swords about intimidating the nice ladies from the Pound Sound crowd - and mighty fine it sounds too! You can here the whole set at http://soundcloud.com/the-magnificent-ak47/sets/corsham-monday-20th-june-2011/

And who will forget the picture of most of the troops sat in a section of the stalls like the angelic little choir boys they once were, except not all dressed in black at the time.

The evening was rounded off by a swift half or two in the Flemish Weaver which included a single round of Tsmidao to one of the ladies in the pub which brought the place to an amazed standstill, and Lisa(Chris' wife) rushing to his side to protect him from the lady in question. All most bizarre but very entertaining.

Roll on next year's event!

P.S. Great trip there and back, thanks to Stuart for driving and buying crisps (along with his milk) on the way back - Rock 'n' Roll ;-)

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