Anti-Hoot – 2 June 2014
I went along to Henry’s Cellar Bar for another night of Lach‘s Anti Hooting.
As I knew my set may have caused a bit of tension, I decided to go on first. That was probably a bad idea as during my Anti-Hoot Gig Gone Wrong set I was called a racist by an audience member.
Ok, shit happens. The audience member as it turned out, was an act who also ran a gig at Forest Cafe, although I didn’t get an invite to the open mic night he was promoting that night.
He left the building before I could discuss the issue at hand with him but returned later to perform a couple of songs. I was going to call him a ‘brainwashed zombie’ but I thought it may have caused even more tension and I didn’t want to upset the kind host of the evening.
You can catch a song he performed on the 5th video in the playlist below.
At the interval I went outside with Dan Collins for a rest from the tension and we ended up discussing politics. I think he was sympathetic to what I had to say but there was no getting away from the fact, the gig itself was a bit tense.
Nicole Strachan who interviewed me for the Anti-Hoot magazine she produces called The Owl Nighter was there also and she performed a couple of songs on Guitar, instead of the Ukulele which I usually see her play.
Special word goes to Jonathan Hartley though who did diffuse some of the tension in the room by doing a rather good joke at my expense. Don’t worry, I’m a big boy I can handle uncomfortable truths, unlike some twats. 😉
Check out Jonathans set plus a few others from the night in the videos below.