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Hop And Grape, Manchester
15th March 2002

Support band: the blind lemons

After yesterdays fantastic gig I guess today was doomed form the start, the band were 2 hours late for soundchecking due to the M62 and Tobe got laryngitis.  Still, heís a professional and didnít want to let anyone down so the show went ahead (but the following daysí gig in Liverpool has been postponed to allow Tobe to recover).

Still, the gig itself went very well.  After each gig Iíve been to Iíve told Toby that ďthis was the best one yet!Ē and Iíve meant it every time.  I expect Nottingham to be faultless by this rationale.

Tobe seemed to have sharpened his nails for this gig as he was going through strings like a grater through cheese.

ĎDonít Pray For Meí was very well received tonight, in one of the few venues that Toby did actually play on the ill-fated Ignorance Is Bliss tour of 1995.

Toby pulled Iain Roy up for ĎToo Much Too Youngí Ė he looked very happy to be there despite saying he would hate to be on-stage earlier in the day!

At the end of my week-long tour Iíd have to say that either York or Manchester was the best of the gigs.  Having said that they were all unique in their own way and every one was special (especially Newcastle for me).

All Roads Lead To You
Some People Are More Equal Than Others
Young Gods
Slipping Through Your Fingers
Inside Out
Don't Prey For Me
Radical Your Lover
I Won't Be With You
Refresh Yourself
Too Much Too Young
Harder All The Time
The Way That I Live

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