A sensible blog for a change....Steamer Quay Road in Totnes leads to a large grassy area alongside the River Dart known as Longmarsh, and it was here that the Desperates assembled on Sunday 21st July 2013, on one of the hottest days of the year.
|Totnes Rotary organised the Canoe Festival|
Although we were delighted that the weather was delivering a long-awaited heatwave, we were not so happy to learn that we would be playing outside (having been promised a marquee). First task therefore was to slap on the sun cream and look for a hat. Fortunately the nearby RNLI stand sold rather fetching caps.
|The sun has got his on, and so have Tess and Rich|
Second task: find some power for the PA and amps. A noisy generator was provided which we promptly moved behind next door’s refreshment wagon.
|Our space, sandwiched between, er, sandwich wagons.|
We played two sets, in our alloted slots between the brass band, the magic show, the folk dancing, the Zumba dancing and the boats being raced up and down the river.
|Dep. keyboard man, Tez, wisely brought his own hat.|
|The weather was hot but Rich and Deb are looking cool|
A long day for us all, and as the crowds thinned, it was with some relief we finished our second set and went home to nurse our sunburn.
|Charlie and Tess give it beans|
|Happy beats, I got those happy beats|