As promised here is a rundown from last Saturday. And what a frantic, sweaty, fun and laughter -packed day it was!
Huge huge thanks to all who braved the heat to join us throughout the day and evening. Firstly a bit of an apology. We really really wanted to keep the doors open throughout the evening. Unfortunately, in order to comply with the terms of its' licence, The Casa had to shut the interior and firedoors whilst live and loud music was on. This meant that the large ceiling fans whilst appreciated, were just pushing warm air about for a lot of the evening!
There was a huge amount of behind the scenes help given, in order to help things run so smoothly. Below is just a brief round-up just to show the sheer extent of the fabulous people who took part. It may read like a bit of a love-in, but everyone was honestly so helpful, thoughtful and ace in their respective fields, I was so blown way. You made the event happen. In no particular order:
The crew on the day who provided sterling work in the face of boiling weather included Simon and Sara our stalwart door bods, Nat, Steven and George who put in lots of hard working hours helping with backstage, setting up and packing down. Mention must also go here to those who volunteered assistance that in the end wasn't needed. Many thanks for the offer of help, much appreciated guys! Top work to those who took part in the fashion spots, especially wearing sometimes heavy clothes in that weather. You all looked stunning :) To all those who contributed time and energy into putting together the stands, stalls and signings. To Storm, Anne, Dom, Emma, Debs, Marie, Leona, Jane and all their helpers, photographers and models go mucho kudos. Everything and everyone looked so amazing, how you all managed to look so composed, calm and fabulous i'll never know! There were fantastic tunes from some top notch DJs including Andy/DJ Grimly Fiendish from Blackpools' Misery of Sound, Geoff/DJ Echo from the Wendyhouse in Leeds, Bryan/DJ Ghost and DJ Marie from The Charnel House in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and of course from our very own Midian star DJ Simon/DJ Psychomagnet. You all had peeps dancing, even through the heat! To help us round the day off in style we had onstage electro antics from Adfinem, who returned to the live stage in style, Miss 616 who was stunning and fantabulous in equal measure, and who managed to wrangle in a very willing co-participant in the form of Dom for a storming version of 'Endgame', and Uninvited Guest, who were just so so spot on and such stars in all respects. Thanks also must go to the management bods and merch guys who helped with the bands. Extra thanks here must go to Alix, whose assistance with the sound, and work alongside Jason we really couldn't have done without. Thank you sweeties, you all rock, and if i've forgotten anyone, it's because this ol' bastard has a wonky brain, and not because we don't love you :D
Thanks also to Adfinem and Attrition who provided us with the CDs we gave out to the first people through the doors. They were very greatly recieved. Cheers!
We will shortly have the total of pennies raised towards helping the creation of The National Bat Centre at Flaybrick Memorial Gardens. They were recieved with many thanks by John Moffat, as the representative of the charity. Anyone who would still like to contribute in any way is urged to check out their link below.. it's a very kewl venture, that's well worth supporting.
There were lots of photos taken throughout the day, but unfortunately my camera kept seizing up in the heat a lot of the time :( However, I did see some great shots of all that was going on, including some backstage antics with a porno pepper mill and some bananas!!! If anyone, including press etc has pictures they'd like to share with us, i'd really love to see them. If we can put them on our website (with full credits and linkages), we'd love it even more. Please send any you feel we'd like to see to the addy below.
We'd also love to see any and all feedback and reviews of the day, including any advance advertising so if anyone sees any, we'd really appreciate a heads up and/or clippings :)
We were extremely happy (and not to mention knackered) at the end to have put on such a well-received event. Above all we couldn't have done it without the support of all those who came along. Seeing happy faces and dancing bods throughout the day was the biggest buzz.
The biggest thanks of course remains for my beautiful and talented better half, Jason, without whose help, assistance and patience this wouldn't have happened. *mwah* sweety.
Next Midian is on Saturday 26th August back at our new/old venue Hex, Birkenhead
Please if you enjoyed this event, check out some of the fab bods who were involved: