When a gang of us went up to Newcastle last year to see the awesome Jim Jones Revue we had such a good time that we decided we should do it every year. Unfortunately JJR announced that this years 2014 tour would be their last Hurrah (!) but fortunately, the Newcastle date was on a Saturday. So, 7 of us travelled north on ridiculously cheap train tickets (£7 each way from York) and had a blow out week-end that peaked with the gig.
Support was from John J Presley whos beard was worth the entrance fee (seemed to be a different colour to the rest of his hair). This 3 piece really rocked with White Stripes like swagger – a real treat. Got his CD single ’Left’ which is well worth a listen.
JJR swagger too with the knowledge that they have a solid gold set that they can play around with, stretching some songs and getting the crowd going with plenty of interaction – ‘Yeah!”. Fog went mad to ‘Elemental’, I went mad to ‘It’s got to be about me’ and everyone went mad to ‘Burning your house down’.
The crowd were friendly and up for it – everyone with a tinge of sadness that this would be their last time. Everyone seemed to have a ‘Last Hurrah’ T-Shirt too!
The band hung around after the gig and were obviously on a high, having photos and chatting to the punters. Rupert….what a gent! We’re gonna miss you guys!
On the train home Micheal Portillo got on and sat across from us – he really does love trains
Bob the Chiropodist