I had a brilliant time mixing The Orbweavers at Golden Plains on Sunday - it seems I only ever mix the Sunday morning slot, and recall doing Silver Ray, The Sand Pebbles and Grand Salvo there over the years. Those were all at Meredith before Golden Plains was started up. Saw Bill Busbridge from Total Events there looking a little bleary from the overnight shift, but he made me a lovely coffee before heading off for sleep. He left Mick Aarons in charge and they had a Heritage 3K, and a Venue and a Midas Pro2 in the FOH building (It's not a tent by any stretch of the imagination.) The mix position was a long way back in the building as I chose the Heritage, and the mix sounded alot clearer once I stuck my head out. Sometimes I forget to do that.... Anyway Stu and Marita had a good time with their brand new in-ear monitor system and the whole band enjoyed the rider which was organised by drummer Jen - so there was real Champagne from the Champagne region in bloody France. Woot!
So a while back I said I'd never mixed the Underground Lovers before and that I was really excited. Turns out I had. Years ago, at the Evelyn. I found an old stage plot I had done years ago- like in the early noughties. Richard A wasn't drumming and Pip was nowhere to be seen, so maybe I just blocked it out of memory! It was Rushall Station times I think. Anyway I just thought that was funny.