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19 July, 2008 | Tubesnake Gigs

Saturday 19th July 2008 at The Lambton Hounds in Pity Me, Durham. Tremendous night at the pub where the very first Tubesnake gig took place on Saturday 12th September 1992. I’m the sole survivor from that originating line-up which was a five-piece with two guitarists in those days. Looking at the set list for that first gig, there’s only one song, Roadhouse Blues by The Doors, that still makes the odd appearance in our current set.

The Lambton Hounds, Pity MeThis venue has a pretty small room and the place was heaving. We played an hour-long first set, took an extended break, and the second ran for over an hour and a half finishing somewhere after 12.30am. All songs on the list were played out and a few extra were thrown in, with extended improvisations in G.L.O.R.I.A., Sympathy and Jumping Jack Flash. Even had the whole joint singing those immortal lines from the ‘Flake’ advert at the tops of their voices. I kicked that off for a laugh but surprisingly EVERYONE went for it. The crowd were totally behind us and the highly charged atmosphere was excellent. Great night and another top-ranking gig! … Lenny