It was February 15th, 2006 in a little pub in Derby called The Victoria Inn. But it could have been yesterday.
The 'dressing room', if that's what you can call it, was a little room to the side of the...... I was going to say auditorium but it was only the back room of a pub. There were three groups on and they all had to get ready and store their stuff in this little side room.
Howling Bells were headliners but there were only fifteen people there, including the three members of the second group, called Meandervent. I think the first group went home (or to another pub) as soon as they'd finished. Can't remember their name.
I spoke to Juanita and Joel - the others were there too. I told Juanita I'd been waiting to see them for three years (since Waikiki) and she said, "But we've only been together a few months....." She was genuinely shocked that someone in Britain knew about Waikiki. I asked if they had any promo stuff (posters/postcards) but the budget didn't stretch that far then, so I had to make do with the setlist, written on a piece of lined paper in red felt tip pen. I don't know which one of them wrote it, but it doesn't look like female hand. It's now framed on my wall.