Had a good time at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition. We were the last act of the evening, the people wanted more, and the sound crew was in no rush to shut us down so we got to play for an extra 15 or 20 minutes. It’s the first time we were on that stage and it was pretty nice to have some extra space to play with. With the exception of the hall stage in Gitanyow for the cancer benefit a few years ago, all the other places we’ve played have been pretty tight quarters.
Afterward, I was told that someone in the audience kept shouting “Bradley, Bradley!” The person who told me about it, who referred to them as my “biggest fans”, didn’t know who they were and I couldn’t see them or hear them so I don’t know who it was, either. I’m curious, though.
Sounds like we almost wore out Alain. He hasn’t been drumming a lot recently and it’s a pretty demanding activity. He did well, though. A few minor miscues, which is absolutely expected when coming in with only one practice with a band with whom one is not used to playing. It was fun to play with him.
As for me, my legs are tired and sore now that I’m home. I need to get back on my mountain bike so I can be in better shape for this stuff. My voice doesn’t feel strained, though, and my fingers feel fine.
We were a late addition to the schedule after another band canceled. I hope they’ll consider us for next because we’d love to do it again.
By the way, it was recorded and I’ll probably upload some MP3s after I get around to listening to it and doing some editing.