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Sadly not a beer but Manchester Punk Festival. Run over two days in at least five venues, with myself doing the Saturday helped out by Subul Lodi in the afternoon.

Jolly tiring in my opinion – the final act were a skate punk band from Canada; an odd choice for a punk festival but they were every bit as pleasant as one might expect a Canadian skate punk band to be….

No, not Reigate Grammar School….repetitive gig syndrome; it’s most common sympton is the inability to remember if one has actually worked with a band and where – the sufferer might also might only remember where he or she was on a particular day by looking at the old passes on their Peli. (Oh, if anyone sees my Peli do let me know.) I had a bout of RGS recently – I knew I’d be doing something a week ago but had no idea what. Luckily, my diary said Keywest, Academy 3 .

Academy 3 is actually a well resourced venue even if the kit is a bit old. Lots of lights and plenty of opportunities for creating layers. The band brought with them some entertaining Stairville Blinders which, if one sets them to maximum DMX channels, allows one to write rude messages…..or the band’s name! A nice bunch, as it happens.