Just Drop In Centre - 10 year anniversary gig

Well what can I say - we had a lovely time drumming outside St Michaels church in the Market Place, Macclesfield yesterday to celebrate the Just Drop In Center's 10th Anniversary.
What a worthy cause! These guys do so much good for the youth in the community.

Just as we were about to set off for the church the heavens opened and there was a horrendous thunderstorm and torrential down pour. I had visions of us having to play in the church it'self and wondered if the magnificent old building could cope with the noise! Certainly the accoustics would have been tremendous!

After waiting around outside for what seemed like an age due to a wedding party taking shelter back in the church waiting for the rain to stop. They finally apeared in all their splender, to full on sunshine at last. Resisting the temptation to run forward and catch the bouquet I moved the van full of drums to the unloading spot.

We decided to go ahead and play just in front of the church door so we could make a hasty retreat inside should the rain come again.
However, the drumming gods smiled on us and we were blessed with glorious sunshine all through our set.

A massive thanks to the lovely young lady with the 'ears' who danced for us and encouraged others to do the same!
We ended our performance with a short workshop inviting dignitories and a few of the young folk up to drum with us to rousing applause from the onlookers.
If I had a pound for each time I hear "I'll have a go but I've got no rhythm" only to see beeming smiles followed by "oh my gosh I really enjoyed that!"

A great big fat thank you to the Kontaani Massive from the Wednesday group who came along to support us and join in with the workshop - you were all ACE!

Thank you to Ross for inviting us to play - it's such a worth while cause and Kontaani are proud to be part of the celebrations.


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  • Al

    Al

    Fab work guys. I really wish I could have been there. Sounds as if you managed to struggle through without me though!!!

    Fab work guys. I really wish I could have been there. Sounds as if you managed to struggle through without me though!!!

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