Shimabara Live

After a lot of Beaujolais nouveau, Corona lager and a nasty drunken bicycle accident on Friday we bundled in the wagon on Saturday morning and headed off on our five hour journey to play in Shimabara. We stopped on the way in Fukuoka for a wee, some pop and tried the delicious 'buta-man' (pork dumplings) famous to the area (even though they are blatantly from China).
The venue was pretty well set up with a nice stage and adequate PA. Before us was the most odd mix of music and musicians. We liked the brass band. Much to our despair we had to forego a soundcheck and hit the stage cold and couldn't hear a thing. but the Nagasaki people were great and we even shifted a few CDs. Thanks Shimabara!