Dedicated to Diabetes UK and to all of the hero's being affected by the silent killer.
Well folks, it was month's in the planning. The technical challanges were huge and the logistics massive to get this gig on (ok,ok so a bit of poetic licence but hey I'm a Jollyboy it's allowed)
March 14th 2015 is a date that will go down in history / infamy as the day the Jollyboys started their gig promotion career. The first annual Jollyboys Rock Party kicked off at the Dreadnought Rock club in Bathgate.
We dragged our adopted rock band Jagged Edge kicking and screaming all the way up from England. Dan's old mini was down on the axle carrying 5 strapping lads, keyboards, guitars, drums, seat and drum sticks, a state of the art mixing desk and a whopping great PA system. (Alright so maybe the drum sticks was a bit too much but I'm trying to build the atmos here)
A massive thanks to Douglas and Alan at the dreadnought for helping make this happen, they were a pleasure to work with. They put up with El Tiones OCD must have every dot dotted routine without resorting to violence once. A true testiment to the gents they are.
The band were SUPERB and the crowd were surfing and head banging and going completly nuts, well they were drinking lots and there was a bit of feet shuffling going on LOL
To be serious for a sec, the folk who came to the party did just that and partied like it was their last weekend. They had a brilliant time and were singing and dancing all night right from the opening track we put out "Hell Raisin Women" by Crazylixx through to Jagged Edges encore.
When the old sods in the band needed to take a break in the middle of their set who should pop up to do a short comedy routine but our very own Jollyboy celebrity bonking bronco star Mr Paul Faulkner.
Let me just say that Paul was amazing and has a bright future as a welder (just joking Paul) that took some guts to do and guess what he was really funny and when he comes to a town near you I would pay money to see him. Well done mate from all of the Jollyboys.
Unbelievable amount of thanks go out to all of the Jollyboys for all of their help in getting this together, also to Susie at Diabetes UK for helping us along the way.
And one last thanks to all of the vodka, lager, whiskey and numerous other drink manufacturers, without you guys this event would have been a tea party UUURGH
So we move on to next year and already the call is for bigger and bolder, so next year Paul will be doing a fire eating act with no safety net and Jagged Edge will be tops off in the car park prize fighting wih pensioners and probably losing but hey it's all for a good cause.
So until 2016 with a massive thanks to all of you for your support, it's good night from me and goodnight from the Jollyboys......See you at a football ground near you very soon.
DON'T FORGET,WHEN YOU GO OUT, PARTY LIKE IT'S YOUR LAST WEEKEND